Some Addresses Missed in Roadside Garbage Pickup

By: Lindsey Brown Email
By: Lindsey Brown Email

The primary complaint that Lauderdale County has had from residents during the first week of roadside garbage pickup is locations that have been missed.

It's understandable that residents expect their garbage to be collected on the day they were told it would be.

And for the most part, people are packing up the trash and wheeling it to the street as requested. But still Arrow Disposal is working out the kinks.

"I'm glad to say that this week is going a lot smoother than last week," said county engineer Neal Carson. "Certainly, last week we had some misses, missed roads, and had to go back on the next day and pick those up."

In fact, this past Saturday crews were sent out to work an extra day to get old garbage out of the yards of eager customers who were missed.

While supervisors were looking into making the garbage switch, they talked to other counties about what they experienced during the changeover. All of those supervisors told Lauderdale County to expect difficulties during the first few weeks. That's why Carson says he knows things will get better.

"Everything that they told us is happening here, pretty much exactly what they told us, and we certainly expected it, It's happening but we are working them out," Carson said.

The main issue Arrow is dealing with right now is making sure all customers have their 95-gallon containers. There are people who don't have theirs yet, but Carson says a truck load is expected Wednesday and should be delivered to households within the week.

As for the old dump sites that are now closed, Carson has progress report.

"I want to commend people for not dumping their garbage there," said Carson. "They have abided by the sign. We have cleaned them up, and best I can tell, they have remained clean over the weekend and I am very happy about it."

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