Posted February 18, 2019 11:37:28 The city of Houston has spent $7 million a year on garbage collection in one of its most densely populated neighborhoods.
The new initiative has been announced as part of the city’s new garbage collection plan.
The Houston Department of Transportation has collected approximately 11 million tons of trash in its first year of implementation.
The city says it has saved more than $1 million annually on its operating budget by eliminating the citywide trash collection.
The garbage collection effort will be implemented over three years and is expected to result in $2.7 million in savings per year, according to the city.
In 2017, the city collected approximately 4.5 million tons, or about 10 percent of the trash collected.
The plan includes a “two-year pilot” phase, with an additional two years in the interim, that will include an expanded collection program and a larger collection effort in 2019, according a city statement.