PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) - Neshoba County supervisors are looking at a proposal from an Alabama company for weekly residential and commercial garbage collection.
Supervisors are faced with an ongoing shortfall in the sanitation department.
The Neshoba Democrat reports that Jeff Martin of Ingram Equipment Co. of Pelham, Ala., outlined a proposal this week that require the county to buy two trucks with automatic handling arms to pick up carts and dump the household garbage into the back.
Last year supervisors reduced the sanitation department shortfall from $150,000 to $41,411 by raising collections fees and eliminating exemptions for new retirees and the newly disabled after Dec. 29, 2011. About 2,000 households are currently exempt from the monthly fee.
In addition, officials say the county has some remaining debt on its garbage trucks.
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12/23/2012 7:46:22 AM (GMT -6:00)