By Gary Lloyd
Pinson is preparing a request for proposals for garbage collection, something Pinson City Councilman Joe Cochran said may mean residential recycling and potentially monthly debris collection for city residents.
Cochran submitted a sample request for proposal at the Sept. 19 city council meeting.
Cochran said the city has had many complaints recently about garbage collection.
Cochran, the city council’s liaison to the Roads and Streets and Public Safety committees, said Pinson has been looking at drafting the request for about a year. The possibility may be discussed at a work session after the Oct. 17 city council meeting, which is at 6:30 p.m. at Pinson City Hall.
Cochran said he doesn’t anticipate any change costing more.
“I just feel it is time for the city to take a role in helping our citizens get the most benefit for the money they already spend,” Cochran said. “I would like to see the RFP include weekly trash collection with provided receptacles along with curbside recycling. These are my initial thoughts.”
Cochran said it will be up to the city council to work out the details of the request and submit to vendors in the area.
“We obviously welcome input from the entire community on what is desired in this service moving forward and I hope we can have details hammered out within the next few weeks,” Cochran said. “At this stage of the game, I do not feel it would be a mandated service but that is left to be discussed.”
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