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April 3, 2007

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DUNCAN — Residents in some parts of Duncan, Marlow and Comanche will have to change their routines and pull trash carts out to the curb on different days.

At Monday’s regular South Central Oklahoma Environmental Authority meeting, representatives of Waste Connections announced some changes in trash collection schedules.

Ricky Allen of Waste Connections said the changes would create more evenly distributed work days.

“We’re trying to break each day down evenly, so everyone works an eight to 10 hour day,” Allen said.

He said Mondays are usually the heaviest days of trash collection. By switching some areas from the Monday-Thursday to the Tuesday-Friday routes, the workload will even out for the Waste Connections crew.

In Marlow, the boundary determining rotation for residential waste collection will move four blocks north. This means that trash will be gathered on Mondays and Thursdays from homes north of Nabor Avenue and on Tuesdays and Fridays from homes to the south of Nabor.

Marlow customers living on streets between Main and Nabor will be affected by this change. This will help balance the work load on Mondays and Thursdays.

The days for residential and commercial collection in Comanche have also been altered. Included in this change is everything north of Oak Main, which will be gathered Monday and Thursday, and everything south of Oak Main, which will picked up Tuesday and Friday.

For Marlow and Comanche, these new collection days will go into effect Monday.

In Duncan, about 700 homes will be affected by a change in pickup dates. From Elk to Beech avenues and from 10th to U.S. Highway 81, the trash collection dates will be changed to Tuesday and Friday.

No date has been set for the Duncan days to change, but Carter Allen, local Waste Connection manager, said the change would probably go into effect sometime after all the new polycarts are distributed, which Carter said would take some time because of the number of Duncan customers.

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