New garbage pickup service starts Mon.

Published 8:00 pm Sunday, September 30, 2012

A new garbage pickup service begins Monday in Brookhaven and Lincoln County, but residents can expect to see little change in operations, a company representative said Friday.

     “We want people to know the service they will be getting will be the same in Brookhaven and Lincoln County,” said Preston Phillips, a regional employee with Waste Pro.

     Brookhaven aldermen and Lincoln County supervisors last week finalized contracts with Waste Pro. The two entities had been with Waste Management.

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     Garbage pickup will continue to be twice-weekly in the city and once a week in county. Phillips said pickup days will remain the same, but he requested that residents have their garbage out for collection by 7 a.m. on their designated days.

     “(Pickup) times may vary, so they may want to get their garbage out a little earlier than usual,” Phillips said.

     Residents who do not have their garbage picked up may call 1-855-838-6778 to report it. Phillips said the company will strive to get the missed garbage picked up the same day, but it could be the next day.

     “It will get picked up,” he said.

     Brookhaven customers will be getting 96-gallon garbage bins delivered on or around Oct. 15, Phillips said. Lincoln County customers will not be getting the new bins.

     Also in the city, residents will be getting 18-gallon bins for recycling. The city’s contract includes once-a-week curbside recycling pickup.

     “The recycling starts Nov. 1,” said Phillips, adding that details about that program have not been finalized. “There will be more information to come on recycling days.”

     Ward Six Alderman David Phillips said Thursday that at least one recycling bin is expected to remain in place for the near future under a pilot program with Waste Management.

     As for Waste Pro, Preston Phillips said the company is ready to get started in Brookhaven and Lincoln County.

     “We’re excited and ready to get the streets cleaned,” he said.