Mobile trash crews picked up record amounts of debris during COVID-19 stay at home orders

Mobile County

Crews disposed of 56-percent more debris last month than in April, 2019

MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) –What have Mobilians been doing during the COVID-19 outbreak? Apparently, a lot of yard work.

The City of Mobile reports its trash pick-up employees have been putting in long hours to keep up with all the lawn debris.

In March, Public Services crews hauled 21,518 cubic yards of debris, 25% more than the 16,018 cubic yards picked up in March of 2019. In April, crews hauled 30,786 cubic yards, up 56% from the 19,743 cubic yards it disposed of last year.

The City reports crews have been working on Saturdays, and even one Sunday to keep up with demand.

HOW DEBRIS PICK-UP WORKS:

  • All properly sized piles are collected first.
  • Oversized piles are priced after the resident calls in requesting a pickup.
  • A supervisor will price it and notify the resident of the cost.
  • Upon payment, it will be scheduled for pick up.
  • A full load fee is $50 and smaller loads are prorated. That minimum fee is $25.
  • All oversized loads require payment.
  • There are no free designations regardless of a wind storm.
  • Any trees/limbs downed in the right-of-way will be removed and cut by City crews.

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