Twelve new dumpsters will soon be arriving in Yazoo County to help alleviate some of the garbage issues and overflow.
As newcomer Lee Moore joined the Yazoo County Board of Supervisors last Monday, his first order of business was addressing garbage issues and older dumpsters.
“To alleviate some of our trash problems right off, what if we could purchase some new dumpsters,” Moore said. “I know for a lot of the areas in my district, it is not the dumpster divers creating a problem. It is simply that the dumpsters are always full, every time. When they come by to dump them, it just spills over.”
County road manager Jim Warrington said even though the garbage trucks run six days a week, there is always a problem with garbage overflow.
“We could dump those dumpsters three times a day, and the next morning, we would still have garbage,” Warrington said. “There are folks who will pull right up in front of our dumpsters, and if they don’t feel like walking to it, they will drop it right there in the middle of the road. If we say something to them, you get cussed out and everything else. We end up just picking it up ourselves. We are just trying to keep the peace too.”
Warrington said large, bulky items are also deposited on the ground, near the dumpsters, regularly.
“Everybody in Yazoo County should have a new couch and a new mattress,” Warrington said. “And everybody should have good tans. There are more tanning beds out there. As soon as we pick them up there is another one out there.”
Supervisor Cobie Collins also added that the county dumpsters also get an overspill from residents of Yazoo City.
Warrington said there are a total of 236 dumpsters within the county. He said there are also six dumpsters in reserve.
“Over the holidays, we repaired 19 dumpsters,” Warrington continued. “I had two guys who that was all they did, repair dumpsters.”
Running about $900 each, the board agreed to purchase 12 new dumpsters, totaling about $11,000.