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April 9, 2014

City offers trash cans to offset new ordinance

JACKSONVILLE — Jacksonville residents not adhering to the new trash ordinance passed in February, may soon receive a notification from the city.

The new ordinance requires those who utilize city trash pickup to eliminate trash container holders, and to only put trash cans out on the curb the afternoon before the next day's pickup.

City residents will no longer be allowed to use trash stands at the pickup location, and all trash cans must be removed from the curb by 8 p.m. the day after trash is collected.

"The hope is to get trash cans out of front yards and the edge of the street. It's considered an eyesore," said Will Cole, Director of Public Works

Also, anyone using cans without handles or lids will be issued a notice. Residents not using the proper trash container may be furnished one by the city for $1 added onto each month's bill, Cole said.

To request a city trash can, which has wheels and a city logo, contact Donna Perry at City Hall at 903-586-3510.

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