After months of talk about possibly cutting services in the face of rapidly declining revenues, the City Council voted Monday to reduce curbside, residential garbage pickup from twice to once per week.
The decision will end, or at least interrupt, more than 15 years of twice-a-week curbside garbage pickup to thousands of Daphne homes. The change will go into effect in about six months, and will save the city an estimated $624,000 per year, said Bill Eady, Public Works Department director.
Though the frequency of garbage service will be cut in half, the cost to customers will remain the same — $13.90 per month. Eady said today that the new schedule will go into effect after the department receives new garbage trucks, which the council voted to purchase during Monday night’s meeting.
There’s probably some garbage at city hall that needs to be disposed of.