Bids on Curbside Pickup Expected Before End of 2009

Several weeks after approving it, Lauderdale County supervisors have yet to advertise for bids for curbside garbage pickup.

Supervisors on the board's sanitation committee say they expect they will do that by the end of the year though.

After a meeting Monday, they say they hope to be able to make a decision shortly thereafter on whether or not to scrap the county's brown box garbage drop-off program in favor of curbside.

"We'll just have to look at the bids and see the costs, and if the costs are reasonable, then it has a good chance of going door to door," said District 1 supervisor Hank Florey. "But if not, we'll keep the system we have now."

"We're the only county that I know of that's still full box service," said District 3 supervisor Craig Hitt. "So yes, I think eventually, we've got to go to a different format."

Hitt said if the numbers work out, he hopes the county could go curbside by next spring.

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  • by fair on Oct 7, 2009 at 09:38 PM
    Sure its fair. City residents pay city and county taxes and cannot use the dumpsters. County residents do not pay city taxes and use our roads which adds to the pot holes. Sure is fair right? If you believe ray, then the only reason the county is over budget is because city residents use the dumps. haha right ray
  • by igorance on Oct 6, 2009 at 12:46 PM
    Don't you people realize that the trash cans have lids that lock... Don't you realize that you are paying twice to throw your trash away. You are paying county then you are using your gas to take it to the dumpster where you could be infected with bacteria or risk the chance of being a victim of crime. And is it fair for city residence to use county dumpsters free of charge?
  • by Concerned Location: Lauderdale County on Oct 6, 2009 at 08:18 AM
    I do hope that if we go to curbside, the county will be willing to fix the roads that the large garbage trucks will tear up. A lot of county roads will not be able to handle these large trucks every week.
  • by NO CURB-SIDE Location: Lauderdale on Oct 6, 2009 at 05:05 AM
    I DO NOT want to see curb side here in the county. Too many dogs run around here and I am NOT going to pick the trash they get into, are you?? Guess the trash workers will have to clean it up. Are the people in the county going to keep dogs tied up, probably not. Guess we will just have a trashy neighborhood. It is one thing to have a little trash around the bins, but I am telling you it will be spread all over the road from the dogs around here. Oh, by the way, we cannot have curb-side trash pick up out here.....we have no curbs. :)
  • by ED Location: MERIDIAN on Oct 5, 2009 at 10:40 PM
    well could handle it like NM does.. one small dumpster for ever few homes... would keep better eye on them no one from other county would use it... and cleaner as the people wouldn't let the area look like ____... many problems with the set up now one others not paying taxes use them.. another is people have been using them to toss in pets they dont want then you have rats and other critters as well because not kept clean... never mind the fires kids happen to set when they are bored...
  • by Mike Location: Meridian on Oct 5, 2009 at 08:11 PM
    This is crazy. How can this possibly be more efficient. First of all, the constant stop and go of the trucks can't be more fuel efficient than the trucks going to one location picking up the trash and taking it to the landfill. It just doesn't make sense. Second of all, look at the saftey factor. You have garbage trucks stopping to pick up trash at every driveway, some just over hills ready to be hit by oncoming motorist. Not to mention the congestion of traffic that can be caused in high traffic areas. May be Lauderdale County is one of the last remaining counties to do it this way for a reason, but what do I know?
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