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Lafayette County, Miss., to Spend $1 Million on Garbage Trucks and Bins

The county will purchase about 10,500 new bins at a price tag of approximately $500,000.

The Board of Supervisors for Lafayette County, Miss., has made the decision to roll out the new garbage bins that will be used with the new garbage trucks, which will hit the streets in approximately six months.  

The county will purchase about 10,500 new bins at a price tag of approximately $500,000, and each household will received one container that will be equipped with a chip device registered to that home.

The Oxford Eagle has more:

Lafayette County is moving forward when it comes to garbage collecting.

The Board of Supervisors decided Monday to begin the process of obtaining roll out garbage containers that will be used for the new garbage trucks the county will be utilizing in about six months.

Solid Waste manager Kenneth Drewery told the board the containers should arrive within three to four months. Each household will receive one container that will include a chip device registered to that home. The chips do not have GPS for tracking them, but they will enable sanitation workers to know which container goes with which home, as well as know which households have paid their monthly garbage bill.

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