CAPE CORAL, Fla. - Trash pick up in Cape Coral is about to get easier.
At least some people think so.
Starting October 1st, the city is getting a new garbage company.
Friday, August 13th, the new garbage bins started being delivered.
The city has to deliver a 140,000 trash and recycling bins before October 1st.
Multiple crews begin the process of delivering new bins to Cape homes early Friday morning.
"Our goal is to get 1500 a day. We may end up working 6 days a week. We might end up working to the first of October," said supervisor Chris Pope.
Pope is overseeing the entire delivery process.
Everything has to be in place by the last day of September.
That's when Waste Services ends their contract with the city.
On October 1st, Waste Pro will begin handling dumping duties.
The new tan bins are for trash.
The green ones are for recycling.
Even though delivery started Friday, August 13th, it's important to note you can't use them until October 1st.
If you do, your trash and recycling will *not* be picked up.
The current company is not obligated to pick up the Waste Pro bins.
The city estimates the switch to Waste Pro will save time and nearly a million dollars a year.
Though it's saving money some people are concerned about the size of the bins.
"I called yesterday and asked if they had smaller ones. I don't need a can that big," said Ken Giannini, a Cape Coral resident.
Others applaud the city for making the cost saving switch.
"I don't really have a problem with it. I think it's a good idea to cut cost," said John Bruggeman, another Cape resident.
Bruggeman's neighbor also agrees.
"I think it's great. It's about time. It makes it a lot easier for us," said Kevin McKinney.
For people who have disabilities or are elderly and may have trouble with the new bins, you can request a special pick-up by calling Waste Pro at 239-945-0800.
To qualify for the special pick-up, you must provide a doctor's note.
A pamphlet with more details is being mailed to Cape Coral homes.
Many people have already received it.
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