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City ready for next heavy trash pickup days

Friday, September 17, 2010

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Ann Bradshaw
Officials with the City of Brazil are reminding residents the second installment of heavy trash pickup for this year is coming up.

After conducting heavy trash pickup on a monthly basis in recent years, the schedule switched to twice a year, starting this year.

"Tipping fees had increased drastically, and this was our way of keeping the service available, yet reducing the expense on the city," Mayor Ann Bradshaw said. "It seemed to work out well with the first go around in April, and we will probably keep the schedule this way in upcoming years."

Like in the spring, 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:

* Oct. 1 -- Monday's trash route,

* Oct. 8 -- Tuesday's trash route,

* Oct. 22 -- Wednesday's trash route, and

* Oct. 29 -- Thursday's trash route.

While many items are allowed to be put out for heavy trash pickup, certain items are not.

"Things that can be classified as 'white goods,' such as refrigerators, stoves, washers and driers, will not be picked up," Bradshaw said. "We are still working toward organizing a time for the pick up of those type of item, but we have been unable to do so at this point."

In an effort to maximize efficiency within the Sanitation Department, the city is requesting that residents call ahead of time to be placed on the list for heavy trash pickup.

"This allows the department to organize a route which will provide the best fuel efficiency for the truck," Bradshaw said. "However, it does not mean that trash won't be picked up at residences not on the list, it just means we have a chance to create a better plan and other trash put out along the route will be picked up as well."

To be included on the list for heavy trash pickup on the above dates, contact City Hall at 443-2221, or the Brazil City Street Department at 448-8501.



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