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Moultrie to 'roll-out' new garbage collecting system

Moultrie will soon have a new garbage collecting system. (Source: WALB) Moultrie will soon have a new garbage collecting system. (Source: WALB)
Each new cart will come with a tag that explains when your garbage will be picked up. (Source: WALB) Each new cart will come with a tag that explains when your garbage will be picked up. (Source: WALB)
Public Works Director Danny Ward (Source: WALB) Public Works Director Danny Ward (Source: WALB)
MOULTRIE, GA (WALB) -

The city of Moultrie will soon join most of the rest of the nation in how it collects trash.

In the next few weeks, the city's new roll-out garbage system will replace the current in-ground collection system. 

Starting November 1, the Public Works Department will deliver new carts to residents.

They'll hold 50 percent more than the in-ground containers.

Under the new system, trash collectors can pick up 96 gallons of trash per home once a week.  

"We've had a positive response. We've had a lot of issues with collectors on our old trucks, the rear loaders, worker comp issues. So with this system here, we won't have that. So this is positive, and in the long run will be a cheaper system," said Public Works Director Danny Ward.

They'll complete picking up the old metal bins on November 14.

Each new cart will come with a tag that explains when your garbage will be picked up and where to place your cart.

The in-ground containers will be removed and filled in over the next couple of years. 

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