Talking Trash: Starting next week, residents will see changes to garbage and yard waste pickup
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Macon-Bibb residents will have a change to their garbage, recycling, and yard waste pickup, starting next week.
Thursday morning at Central City Park, there was a lot of trash talk. The Macon-Bibb Solid Waste Department and Advanced Disposal demonstrated the changes coming to the departments and for residents.
“I think it’s good for both us and Solid Waste. The goal is to give the best service we can give to the citizens and I think that’s what we’ve tried to work and do all along, so I think both Advance Disposal and Macon-Bibb this is a good thing for both parties,” Advanced Disposal General Manager Jordan Scott said.
Starting Monday, November 5th, Macon-Bibb Solid Waste Department and Advanced Disposal are throwing away the old way of doing things.
“The need for the change was making it simpler and easier for the residents and that we can give a service to them that they are paying for and asking for. It’s going to be more efficient. It won’t cause any confusion about who missed what or who’s suppose to collect what materials,” Macon-Bibb Solid Waste Department Director Kevin Barkley said.
The city will now pick-up your yard waste and Advanced Disposal will take your garbage and recycling.
“The good thing about that, there’s absolutely no day change,” Scott said.
Your trash and recycling days will remain the same. The only change is for those with a green thumb.
“We’re going to pick it up during that week and it may not be your scheduled day of pick-up for your garbage and your recycling, but it’s going to be during that week,” Barkley said.
Yard waste pickup will run on a bi-weekly schedule. Barkley says when it’s your week to put the yard waste at the curb, to put it out Monday morning, and the city will get it between then and Thursday.
“As long as you get out there on the right week and everything, it’s just going to be a more effective service that we can provide to the residents,” Barkley said.
Barkley says the city will send out a schedule to residents for their yard waste pickup. The change will save the city a couple bucks. He just doesn’t know how much yet, but it will help the city save for new garbage trucks.