The data collected by the City of Memphis, Tenn., for the month of August shows that on average, garbage services are taking twice as long as they should, and they’re on time 70 percent of the time in doing so. The data also revealed that on average, it takes the city nearly an extra five days than it should take to collect recycling.
Wreg.com has more:
Trash and recycling pickup should be a regular routine done at your house, but the city of Memphis doesn’t always get it done on time.
In fact, starting up garbage service in Memphis takes over twice as long as it should, according to the city.
“It’s important because if they don’t pick up that day, they’ll probably pick it up the next day, but it’s really important for them to do their job," said Victor Salazar, who lives in Memphis.