Locust to change recycling service providers July 1

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The City of Locust will change recycling service providers as of July 1. Service has been extended to all Locust residents who wish to participate.

During last week’s council meeting, City Administrator Cesar Correa said that the week of June 24 will be the last week of service from the city’s current provider, Green Pieces. Both recyclables and carts will be collected that week.

New recycling carts will be provided by Waste Management, the city’s new recycling service provider. Waste Management’s first collection date is scheduled for Tuesday, July 4. Recycling pickup by Waste Management will be provided every other Tuesday.

Although a change in service providers may result in a few hiccups along the way, council member Larry Baucom said, “At the end of the day, it’s going to be much better because every citizen in Locust now will have the opportunity to recycle.”

In other matters:

  • No one spoke during a public hearing on the budget for the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The council adopted the budget.
  • The city of Locust will host a concert on Saturday, June 17 at 6 p.m. in the back yard of city hall. Island Time Band will be performing.
  • The council approved a manhole rehab project to repair eight or nine of the city’s manholes. The approximately $33,000 cost of the project will be split between the current year’s budget and next year’s budget.
  • The council approved a request from the Oakboro Police Department for mutual aid during the July Fourth celebration.
  • After hearing no comments during public hearing, the council approved a rezoning request for 902 East Main St. from Neighborhood Residential to Highway Commercial.
  • The council voted 4-2 against the Locust Grove Apartments to be built behind CVS.

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