VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - The city of Valdosta is working to be more energy efficient, to cut down trash route pick-up times and to put your tax dollars to better use.
The city is asking that all community members place debris such as branches, leaves and grass into garbage bags.
Public Works will still pick up the branches and logs that are cut into four feet portions.
Superintendent Anthony Musgrove said this will save workers time and ultimately save the city money.
"It eliminates the need for different types of vehicles, it saves money and I can streamline everything and have everything picked up with one truck," said Musgrove.
City workers said that the debris can now be taken to the landfill where they will use it as a power source when burning it.
The larger branches will be cut up for mulch.
Community members are encouraged to start right away.