“Just the logistics of selling those, delivering those and obtaining those from the supplier, that couldn't all just happen on one date. It needed to be staggered,” Ferguson says.
Ferguson says residents with a Thursday route must buy a new toter by June and the deadline for Friday routes is July. The program aims to reduce costs and make city trash pick-up more efficient. The totes would be mechanically dumped in the back of a garbage truck. Employees manually lift and dump garbage containers now. Residents can buy either a 65 or 95-gallon container from the city.