DeSoto County is switching services and the City of Olive Branch is adding garbage service in its unincorporated area to a new provider next month. Now you can add the City of Horn Lake to the list, just a month later.
City officials have announced the new trash service contractor is Arrow Disposal Services Inc., or ADSI, and they will begin servicing city customers on Nov. 1.
The city said ADSI will begin the distribution of (NEW) Blue carts on Monday, Oct. 16 and will finish delivering on Tuesday, Oct. 31.
Cart distribution will begin with the Wednesday route, then Thursday route, and so on. They will be working Monday through Saturday trying to get all the carts delivered in time.
Residents were cautioned that the current garbage carts need to be used until the end of October. Waste Connections, the current provider, won’t be servicing any ADSI cart placed on the curbside as they complete their contract at the end of October.
Starting Oct. 25, Waste Connections will begin removing their carts with the Wednesday route on Wednesday, Oct. 25 after collection has been done and will continue in the same manner with Thursday, Friday, etc. until all of the carts have been collected at the end of the month.
However, during that last week, it may be impossible to get everything done on the same day, so city officials have asked residents to keep old carts at the curbside until they are picked up, even if they are a day or two late in getting to them.
What was not immediately announced was the rates that would be charged for the services. City officials said that would be determined at a later date, but warned a rate increase may occur.
DeSoto County and the City of Olive Branch are in the process of switching to Waste Connections, the company Horn Lake had previously used. Horn Lake is returning to a service it previously used.