A different company next week will start making the weekly pickups of garbage and other solid waste materials from Winder’s homes and light commercial businesses. Waste Management is replacing Republic Services, which owns the local landfill. The city’s new four-year contract begins March 1, and the weekly service to just over 5,000 customers begins Monday, March 5.
Some features will be new, according to Kenyatta Mitchell, regional public sector representative for the new provider, Waste Management.
Most customers already should have received two new 96-gallon, lidded carts on wheels – a green one for regular household garbage and one for recyclables that has a yellow lid.
Multiple trucks will stop by each home on the same scheduled day of the week and will pick up recyclables, garbage, yard waste and up to one bulk item.
The yard waste – brush or branches – must be cut into four-foot lengths and bound with string or twine in bundles weighing no more than 50 pounds. The single bulk item can be a chair, a couch or other furniture.
For the full story, see the Feb. 29 issue of the Barrow Journal.