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Raleigh Saves Millions With Curbside Collection

Posted July 2, 2007

— Curbside garbage collection has saved the city more than $3.8 million in the past year, officials said.

"Our move to automated garbage collection has allowed the city to save money and keep up with significant growth," Solid Waste Services Director Fred Battle said in a statement.

Using garbage trucks with mechanical arms to empty trash cans also has reduced the number of workers' compensation claims filed by garbage collectors, officials said. Since August 2005, the number of work-related accidents has dropped by about 39 percent each month, officials said.


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  • gopanthers Jul 3, 2007

    Taxpayer - Glad you friend did get a raise but what was it 2 maybe 3% and cost of living goes up 4 maybe 6% a year.

  • gopanthers Jul 3, 2007

    Halyard -

  • Taxpayer Jul 2, 2007

    1. My friend, a sanitation worker, did get a raise.
    2. Now maybe folk can leave city administration alone and let them do their jobs without political 'nonsense'.

  • Halyard Jul 2, 2007

    Not only can they pay the workers better, they can send out reimbursement checks to all Raleigh taxpayers.

  • lolly Jul 2, 2007

    Local_Moderate - well said

  • Local_Moderate Jul 2, 2007

    Please help me get this straight (sarcasm):
    Employ less people
    Give drastically less service
    Refuse to pick up any odd-sized trash that doesn't fit in the green roller-bucket
    Work the employees to death by expecting them to get more done in less time with less people, but scream about overtime
    Raise residents' fees SUBSTANTIALLY

    And this is saving us money how? It's helping our city how? It's making something better how?

  • lolly Jul 2, 2007

    theN why did they raise the fees 3 times? Can we say revenue stream? I think we can.

  • Fun Jul 2, 2007

    Great! pass the saving back to the citizens, cut fees and taxes!

  • olivedrabby Jul 2, 2007

    Or replace them with machines - better yet.

  • erggggg Jul 2, 2007