Garbage collections set to resume

Garbage sits on the curb of Greensboro Street prior to pickup Tuesday. The city of Starkville will once again pick up garbage two days a week starting Aug. 3.

Starting Monday, Aug. 3, the city of Starkville will return to two-day-a-week garbage pickup. From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the furlough of 47 city employees garbage has been picked up once a week, on Monday or Tuesday depending on the neighborhood. Now, with favorable sales tax numbers and furloughed city employees returning to work in the next pay period, normal garbage pickup will resume. Garbage will be picked up on Monday and Thursday or Tuesday and Friday, depending on the route. Garbage must be on the curb by 6:30 a.m. on collection days.

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