CCG introduces new automated collection system for private households

COLUMBUS, Georgia (WRBL) – The Integrated Waste Division of the Public Works Department of the Columbus Consolidated Government (CCG) is unveiling its new Columbus Blue automated sideloader, which is scheduled to begin collecting municipal waste starting September 11.

The automatic sideloaders only collect the trash from the city-issued black cart, but the city says if residents have extra bags of household trash, residents can place the bags on the curbs a meter from the cart and the bags will also be picked up.

The city stipulates that from January 2024 all household garbage bags must be placed in the black trolley for collection. The Public Works Department used American Rescue Plan funds to purchase 40 new automatic sideloaders at a cost of nearly $16 million.

The city looks forward to using the new equipment, stating, “This is a one-person collection system that is cleaner, more efficient and a much more secure operating system that encourages excellent customer service.”

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