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Valdosta Public Works moves toward sustainability

Valdosta Public Works moves toward sustainability
Valdosta Public Works moves toward sustainability
Posted at 2:54 AM, May 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-16 23:00:16-04

VALDOSTA, Ga. (WTXL) - The city of Valdosta is working to be more energy efficient, cut down trash route pick-up times and to put your tax dollars to better use.

The city of Valdosta is asking everyone to place debris, such as branches, leaves and grass, into garbage bags.

Public Works will still pick up the branches and logs that are cut into four-feet portions.

But the city says bagging the loose items will save workers time, and ultimately save the city money.

"It eliminates the need for different types of vehicles," said Anthony Musgrove, the Public Works superintendent. "It saves money and I can streamline everything and have everything picked up with one truck."

City workers say the debris can now be taken to the landfill where they will use it as a power source when burning it.

The larger branches will be cut up for mulch.

You are encouraged to start this change right away.