Columbus will soon switch to once-a-week trash pick up

Columbus will soon switch to once-a-week trash pick up

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Once a week trash pick- up will begin in Columbus starting on Monday, Sept. 14.

On Thursday morning at the Columbus Consolidated Government Recycling and Sustainability Center, Director of Public Works Patricia Beigler highlighted some facts regarding the once a week pick-up.

The city is switching to once a week trash pickups because they can no longer afford to maintain current waste management services at the same low cost of $15 a month. The city of Columbus encourages residents to begin practicing this new, one-day-per-week program, by only placing your trash out on the same day as recycling.

They also encourage more people to recycle in order to keep the garbage from piling up.

"For most people recycling keeps it out if the trash and keeps the pile down to a minimum. We also have a waiting list for the large blue recycling carts, if you get one of those you don't have to buy another trash can," Patricia Beigler said, Director of Public Works.

You can call the city service line at 311 to get on the waiting list for those carts. The once a week pickup was part of the city's $265 million budget approved by council in June.

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