City responds to concerned residents about canceling trash removal after holidays

City responds to concerned residents about canceling trash removal after holidays

City responds to concerned residents about canceling trash removal after holidays

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by WHAS11

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Posted on January 3, 2012 at 4:41 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – The city is responding after concerned residents spoke out about the cancellation of trash removal services after some holidays.

That decision leaves residents wondering what to do with two week’s worth of trash. The city said crews will pick up any overflow trash that is bagged and sitting outside the can when service resumes next week.

They would also like to discourage residents from taking trash to any drop off site saying that those sites are for big, bulky items that will not fit into a garbage truck.

"People understand times are tight and we're looking to save on overtime costs where we can, and we just ask people are understanding. We will resume it next week," says Lindsay English of Metro Public Works.

Residents scheduled for Monday trash removal will face the same situation in just a few weeks as the city has canceled trash removal on Monday, January 16, which is Martin Luther King Day.

It is all in an effort to save money for the city.

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