City ready to roll out new trash cart service

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By Brenda Sommer
Managing Editor

Delivery of carts for the new city trash service started Monday morning and most homes should have theirs by today, according to Allied Waste, the city of Mexia’s trash service provider.

The carts are being delivered first to the city of Mexia property on South Belknap then are being deployed to residences from there. Service using the carts begins Monday, Aug. 5.

Mexia City Council approved the transition to the standardized containers in March, citing especially concerns about trash falling out of trucks and trash left in plastic bags, which are then torn open and the waste scattered by loose animals.

Currently, trash is left on the curb in bags. Existing cages and platforms homeowners have built for trash bags or cans need to be removed from the city right of way once the new service starts Aug. 5.

This week, residents are being provided a 95-gallon wheeled container that is about 40 inches tall by 33 inches front-to-back by 29 inches wide.

To read more, pick up a copy of Thursday's Mexia News, or subscribe to our e-edition.