Alcorn Co. to collect garbage

CORINTH — Alcorn County gets into the garbage collection business on Wednesday.

Supervisors voted in March to terminate the county’s contract with Waste Management.

Board President Gary Ross said at the time the county was losing over $200,000 per year under the contract.

Officials have spent the past two months purchasing and preparing a fleet of three garbage trucks, hiring drivers to operate them and determining the routes they should run.

County Purchase Clerk Paul Rhodes says Waste Management operated two large trucks each day. He says the county will use three smaller trucks that are better suited to narrow county roads to cover the same territory, so pickup times may change.

The Associated Press