Hartford Sanitation Service

More than a dozen African-Americans have voiced concern about poor trash service in one Wiregrass city.

One resident believes city workers are more responsive to the needs of white residents

For the last thirty years, Mabel McDonald says two or three times a week she cleans debris left on the public right-of-way outside her Kirkland Avenue home.
Mrs. McDonald placed two garbage cans to handle the flow of trash, but she says city sanitation crews never empty them.

Mrs. McDonald believes it's an ongoing situation of the black community being ignored.
At Hartford’s council meeting, more than a dozen African-American residents came in support of Mrs. McDonald.

But longtime Hartford Public Works Director Jimmy Bottoms says everyone is treated the same, sanitation service is not determined by a person's skin color.

Although a date has not been set, trash service is expected to be discussed at a Hartford City Council Work Session in coming weeks.