New Henry County garbage trucks have rocky start on day 2

HENRY COUNTY, Ala. (WTVY) -- It's day two for the new Henry County garbage trucks, but things got off to a rocky start Tuesday.

One of the two trucks broke down on its route, which slowed garbage pick-up in parts of the county.

Henry County Solid Waste Supervisor, Jerry Whitehead, hopes it will be back up and running for Wednesday's garbage route.

In the meantime, one of the older trucks is being used in its place.

Despite the hiccup, Whitehead said customers have been very receptive to the change.

"The customers have been very excited about this," said Whitehead.

"They've had a lot of questions about how to put the cans out, and that shows that they're interested because they want to do it right. They are being placed out there very well, right now. There are just a few that need to adjust, and we're working through that with them. We're being patient with the public, and working through it," Whitehead said.

Whitehead wants to remind customers to be sure to place garbage cans 3 feet from the street with the arrows facing the road.

He said to make sure there is nothing hanging over the can, like tree limbs or lines, and that nothing is on either side of the can.