Dothan Automated Garbage Service

By: Lauren Davis
By: Lauren Davis

All Dothan residents will have their garbage picked up once a week by an automated garbage service. The new service was implemented in record time.

Monday, the last of seven garbage routes in Dothan were implemented to complete the automated garbage service throughout the city.

The new trucks rolled out in December and Dothan got all seven routes on line in eight months without major problems.

Although the upfront equipment costs of trucks and cans were heavy, the biggest plus of the new service will be savings in the personnel department. It will also prevent injuries and save money in worker's comp cases.

Before service implementation, residents worried the cans wouldn't be big enough to accommodate all their trash. However, out of 22,000 cans, the city has only had to supplement 275 homes with extra cans.

In addition, the city of Dothan hasn't lain off any workers in the process.

Dothan residents can expect garbage pick up once a week by the automated trucks and the city is hoping to see big savings from the service.

If you have any questions about your garbage service, call the city at 615-3820.

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  • by JimboFletch Location: Dothan on Sep 4, 2007 at 04:37 PM
    The new "cans" have some chemical that kills grass. Since my garbage is collected on Mondays and many holidays fall on that day, I get to kill off multiple patches of grass while I try to guess when they'll make up the missed collection. :(
  • by culpepper Location: dothan,al on Jul 18, 2007 at 12:19 PM
    I stay over near the stadium. I was very upset that the garbage was picked up extremely earlier than usual. Normally, they come by around 10a.m. or later. Tuesday morning it was picked up before 7 a.m. I wasn't the only one that didn't get my trashed picked up, nearly everyone on the block missed the pickup. It would be nice to have a time frame of knowing what time, the trash truck will be rolling through.
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