Lauderdale County Moving Ahead with Roadside Service

By: Rachel Alig Email
By: Rachel Alig Email

Lauderdale County will soon join the rest of the state by having roadside garbage pickup.

Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday night to approve a contractor. But it's still controversial.

This new policy is good news for Lauderdale County resident Retha Chatham.

"I'm all for it on account of having to go to the dumpsters by myself," said Chatham. "Well, it will help people like me who can't get out and carry their garbage off. You know, it would be easier to carry it out to the street."

There are those who don't like the change. Tanner Felton prefers the drop-off system. He believes it is more efficient.

"In the city, you take your garbage, I think it's every Tuesday and Thursday and put it out by your mailbox or your driveway and a garbage truck will pick it up, but as opposed to living in the country where you can take it when you want to," said Felton. "You don't have to wait for the garbage truck to come pick it up. It's a little easier, faster, getting rid of your garbage. "

Whether you support it or not, roadside pickup is coming, along with your 95-gallon garbage can.

"I would think that early April. It will take about two weeks to get them out and the residents can expect to see their can in the first week or so of April," said county engineer Neal Carson.

The garbage cans will be blue in color, stamped and registered with Lauderdale County.

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