Garbage service changed; recycler wants city program

Waste Pro employee Eugene Brown dumps a garbage can on Main Street, Wednesday. Waste Pro, which purchased Waste Connections last year, has been handling Grenada’s garbage since late 2013 and was recently awarded a new contract with the city.

Staff photo / Galen Holley

 Staff Writer

   The Grenada City Council on Monday approved a contract with its new garbage collector.
Waste Pro was the low bidder in the garbage contest and will charge $9.95 per can to collect Grenada’s refuse.
   Waste Pro is not new to Grenada.
   The company has collected garbage in the city and county since September. Waste Pro,  based in Louisiana, serves eight states in the southeastern U.S. The company recently purchased Waste Connections, which had Grenada’s contract since 2007.

Recycling concerns

   A Grenada business man and said he believes that the city made a mistake in not insisting on provisions for recycling in its garbage contract.
   R.B. Jones, owner of the recycling business Energyzmart, said that the Lake City can join the ranks of progressive municipalities throughout the nation by striving to recycle a quarter of its solid waste. Jones is a former mayor of Palo Alto, Calif.
   Waste Pro isn’t willing to commit to that, Jones said.

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