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City’s bulk trash collection process changed


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The City of Roswell Solid Waste Department has altered the process for bulk trash collection as a result of staffing limitations.

The regular schedule for the grappler truck picking up trash that is too large for standard trash bins has been suspended, according to a press release issued by the city Tuesday.

The grappler truck will make its way around town as staffing and time permits, so residents are asked to be patient while awaiting bulk trash to be collected from alleys or curbsides. Residents who use an alley trash bin for regular trash should place bulk trash just outside their rear residential fence (but at least 12 inches away from the fence) or adjacent to their property along the alley.

Those with rollout containers for their regular trash should place bulk trash in the area at the curb near where the rollout container is placed, according to the press release.

Wednesdays and Saturdays have been designated to serve residents who want their bulk trash picked up right away. Residents can call the Solid Waste Department at 575-624-6746 to request a pick-up. Call Tuesday for Wednesday pick-up or call Friday for Saturday pick-up. There is a charge for this specific pick-up service. The rates, based on the amount of trash, can be obtained from the Solid Waste Department.

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City of Roswell residents are also reminded they can bring one pickup truckload of trash to the landfill each month for free. The resident must bring his or her water bill when bringing trash to the landfill for the free drop off.