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New Garbage, Recycling Collection Leads to Bumpy Transition for Some Macon Neighborhoods

Chris Raiden spent part of his weekend picking up trash in his yard that dogs had rummaged through and scattered.

The north Macon resident left his garbage by the street last week, but nobody arrived to pick it up.

Raiden is one of scores of Macon-Bibb County residents upset by the hiccups in the first week of Advanced Disposal Services picking up all residential trash countywide. About 3,000 people tied up Advanced and county phone lines last week, many of them unhappy about missed pickups.

"I know it was the first week and it's a transition, but bottom line we pay money for this," Raiden said.

His garbage used to be picked up early in the week by Macon-Bibb County crews, but the new contract with Advanced Disposal that began Jan. 4 means his new collection day is Friday.

Read more here: http://www.macon.com/news/local/politics-government/article54190825.html#storylink=cpy


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