Bend Garbage customers will see different pickup days and times starting this week. The company is changing a lot of their routes to make them more efficient. The changes take effect today. Bend Garbage President Brad Bailey says it was something that had to be done. “Well as we've had tremendous growth in the city and county over time, we changed our routes piece by piece, piecemeal if you will. This is the first time we've rerouted the entire area to be the most efficient and we consolidated dates and made sure pick ups close together, so we should shave off fuel and time on collection.” Bend Garbage asks that you put out your garbage by 6 a.m. on pick up days. The company notified customers of the changes in their last bill a couple weeks ago. If you don't know your new pickup day, you can call Bend Garbage to find out.