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Worth Co. residents haul their own trash

September 27, 2005

Sylvester- In a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Worth County commissioners announced that they were ending their contract with Seminole Sanitation Service and entering a three-year agreement for curbside service with Onyx Waste Services.

But, the new contract won't begin until November 1st. That means homeowners won't be billed for October, but will have to take their trash to one of 19 collection boxes around the county until November.

"It's like any service you have when you have interruption there's an inconvenience, but in this world everybody has an inconvenience so we're doing the best we can with what we got, and at a price the tax payers can afford," says county commission chairman Dan Miller.

Commissioners say there is a lapse in service, because Onyx did not have all the equipment needed in time.

Seminole officials say they haven't had a contract with the county for 20 months and signed a two-month temporary agreement to collect trash until Onyx was prepared to take over. That agreement ends on Friday. Seminole will continue to pick up garbage for the city of Sylvester.

    • The garbage collection boxes will be located at:

1. Power Dam Road at Lake Blackshear.
2. Intersection of Oak Street and SR 300.
3. Intersection of Fiveash Road and SR 32.
4. Camp Osborne Road, 2 miles north off Jewel Crowe Road.
5. Intersection Red Rock Road and Woodcrest at Volunteer Fire Department
6. Isabella at Public Works.
7. North of Medders Road on SR 33.
8. Gleaton Road and SR 33.
9. Ephesus Church Road and SR 112.
10. Shingler Little River Road and Sumner Road.
11. Springhill Estates at Volunteer Fire Department.
12. Spring Flats Road, approximately 3 miles west of Hospital.
13. Groveland Estates Area and SR 133.
14. Bridgeboro Anderson City Road and SR 133.
15. Intersection of Thigpen Trail and Pritchett’s Crossing.
16. Intersection of Goodrow Road and SR 33.
17. Intersection of Douthit Road and Wright's Chapel Road.
18. Scooterville Peanut Company.
19. Intersection of Gibbs Road and Sumner Road.

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