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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Greenwood Mayor takes citizens trash


For the last several months, the community of Greenwood has had difficulties with one of the services offered.

The city of Greenwood met two months ago about the current trash provider. It was decided at that time that there would be a new trash service, Central Arkansas Recycling and Disposal, starting in June. The trash schedule will remain the same and there will be a noticeable improvement in the trash service.

According to Mayor Kinslow, on July 1st, all Greenwood citizens will be provided with a 96-gallon trash cart, which will make the trash process much easier.

Mayor Kinslow sent out a notification about the new trash service beginning their routes on Monday, June 10th and there would be a rate increase on the citizen’s August water bill, which resulted in some displeasure on social media.

In addition, the Recycle Center in Greenwood would no longer be providing curbside pickup because even though most residents do participate in the recycling effort, this new change would result in all citizens being charged for recycling.

To accommodate the citizens being able to bring their recycling, the Recycling Center at 104 Bell Road in Greenwood have adjusted their hours to Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8am to 2pm; Monday and Thursday 12:30pm to 6:30pm; 2nd Saturday of the month from 8am to 2pm. There will no longer be a recycle service charge and the citizens may choose to keep the current recycle bins.

There was a temporary trash service collecting the community trash since the end of May; but from reports, there were some that was not picked up.

In saying all of that, Mayor Kinslow made sure that all trash that was not picked up this week was going to be picked up by Sunday June 9, issuing a public apology on social media. Therefore, today he personally joined those from the city today picking up the trash at the residences that were not picked up earlier.

From reports on social media, this is nothing new for Mayor Kinslow. Even when the Freedom Fest is going on, he will be out and about in a costume even though it’s 100 degrees, mingling and making a difference all over the city, which is clear that it makes a difference in people’s lives.

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