The Sanitation Department recently released its 2010 schedule for heavy trash pickup, which will take place in the months of April and October.
"This is something the city has done in the past, and having heavy trash pickup twice a year has worked out fine," Mayor Ann Bradshaw said.
Heavy trash pickup had been on a monthly basis, but the city suspended the service in late 2009 due to increases in tipping fees.
"The twice-a-year pickup is not near as large of an expense, but we felt we could still provide this service to residents," Bradshaw said.
Bradshaw added heavy trash pickup is being sectioned off into the same four areas as normal trash pickup.
Heavy trash pickup will run on the following dates, all of which are Fridays:
* April 9 and Oct. 1 -- Monday's trash route,
* April 16 and Oct. 8 -- Tuesday's trash route,
* April 23 and Oct. 22 -- Wednesday's trash route, and
* April 30 and Oct. 29 -- Thursday's trash route.
Bradshaw told The Brazil Times the city is still attempting to plan a "White Goods" day for residents wanting to dispose of old refrigerators, stoves, washers and dryers, but it is still in the early stages.
In an attempt to further reduce fuel costs within the Sanitation Department, Bradshaw is requesting residents call ahead of time to get on the list for heavy trash pickup.
"It doesn't mean that if someone doesn't call, we won't pick it up," she said. "It just helps our department be more efficient, and hopefully will save a little when it comes to fueling up the trucks."
To be included on the list for heavy trash pickup on the above dates, contact City Hall at 443-2221, the Brazil City Sanitation Department at 448-8146, or the Brazil City Street Department at 448-8501.