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County's garbage contract amended

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By The Staff

More than 1,500 residents will get new trash containers as part of an initiative to make garbage service more efficient in Oldham County. With the arrival of four new garbage trucks in coming weeks, Industrial Disposal will require residents use totes designed for new trucks to retrieve from curbs. Linda Fountain, Oldham County’s solid waste coordinator, said the change in the system and lighter trucks will reduce the spread of litter and minimize wear and tear on roads. Members of Oldham County Fiscal Court voted to amend a contract with ID March 4, which requires residents to rent an ID-issued container for $1 month. Residents have the option of two different totes. Fountain said residents will receive 95-gallon rolling totes in the next two to three weeks, but may request a smaller 65-gallon totes from ID. Fountain said letters will be sent to residents who don’t currently use ID totes to notify them of the change. The agreement with ID affects residents in the franchised area, primarily unincorporated areas of the county. ID customers are also receiving postcards to notify them of upcoming route changes. Residents who have physical disabilities that prevent them from taking their trash to the curb may request free back door service. To request this service call 638-9000.