Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR) teams work alongside Ceres Environmental Operations
MACON, Ga. (41NBC / WMGT) – A second company is now helping Macon-Bibb County catch up with yard and bulk waste collection. From Thursday, Southern Disaster Recovery (SDR) teams began working alongside Ceres Environmental Operations to collect yard and bulk waste from the sidewalk in front of homes.
According to Macon-Bibb, the two contracts are expected to last up to eight weeks to help the collections catch up and stay on schedule.
“What we needed was more people and more resources, so we found a way to do it,” said Mayor Lester Miller. “We can’t let collections stay that far, and by involving these companies, our solid waste management teams can focus on missed recycling and other issues that arise.
Mayor Miller says the collection schedule already used by solid waste will be maintained. People should put yard waste on the sidewalk before Sunday evening of their scheduled week. To find out what week you can expect to pick up, Click here and enter your address.
Additionally, Macon-Bibb has already announced the hiring of Ryland Environmental to provide garbage, recycling and yard waste collection for about 20% of the county by July 26. This will allow the current company, Waste Management, to reallocate its staff and equipment. to the rest of the county.
The county says it will offset the cost to Ryland Environmental from the amount currently paid to Waste Management. The cost of the garden waste collection companies will come from the budget of the Solid Waste Service.
To report a missed garbage or recycling pickup, call Waste Management at 405-5000. You can also report them – and miss the garden waste collection – via SeeClickRepair or the mobile application.