Pinson to host public meeting on trash pickup Thursday
By Gary Lloyd
The Pinson City Council on Thursday will hold a public meeting to get residents’ feedback about what they would want in a garbage collection proposal.
After residents’ complaints, the city has been preparing a request for proposals to contract with a garbage service.
Councilman Joe Cochran said it’s time for the council to step in to ensure everyone in Pinson is getting the best service possible. The city would also be able to work as an advocate on residents’ behalf in case of disputes.
According to Cochran, the new service will be a once-weekly pickup that will include curbside pickup and recycling. Councilwoman Joy McCain requested limb and debris pickup be added to the bids.
The service would be paid for by the residents of Pinson but would likely not be mandatory.
The city of Clay began curbside recycling in April. The Clay City Council in March accepted a garbage pickup bid from BFI Waste Systems, which is doing business as Republic Services. Residents of Clay are now paying $13.65 per month, which includes mandatory recycling. Clay residents kept the garbage cans they already had, and a separate 95-gallon bin for recycling was distributed to them. Residents are responsible for separating their recycling.
On Dec. 1, the city of Trussville will begin a new garbage contract. Recyclable garbage will by picked up weekly instead of every other week.
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