Trash Talk: what sanitation crews want you to know

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MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Christmas is coming. It’s a holiday that generates goodwill toward men and tons of garbage for sanitation crews.

Mountains of crumpled gift wrap, bags crammed with uneaten leftovers and boxes piled high by the curb – sanitation crews pick it all up, or at least, as much as they can.

While the automated trucks now commonly in service have streamlined garbage pickup, there are limits to their use.

For that reason, the Madison County Sanitation Department asks all residents to please place as much of their holiday trash as possible in their garbage cans.

Any additional garbage should be bagged and placed at least three feet away from the cans. This will give the trucks’ mechanical arms enough room to pick up the containers, as well as the extra bags.

Madison County Sanitation Supervisor Bill Adams says the crews will work to provide the best possible service and assist customers in need of help.

Crews will run their normal routes Christmas Eve. The sanitation department is closed Christmas Day. Pick-up will resume Friday, with workers collecting Thursday’s garbage.

Regular routes will resume Monday.

Limestone County has posted its holiday sanitation schedule online here. The City of Huntsville’s schedule may be found here.


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