Dallas says it plans to phase out most alley-trash pickups in favor of curbside in the next couple of years, citing worker safety, more efficiency and cost savings. According to the latest estimate from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, each person generates about five pounds of trash per day. So, it’s no surprise that the method of how trash is collected is of at least some interest to just about everyone.

Dallas District 1 Councilmember Chad West, representing parts of Oak Cliff and Bishop Arts, said he’s hearing from his constituents on the issue. “This is an issue. I have residents I’ve never heard from in five years come out and blow me up over this,” West said, referring to phone calls and messages.

Most Dallas residents already have curbside trash pickup, but 38% still receive alley collection service. Cookie Peadon, president of the North Dallas Neighborhood Alliance said homeowners there are concerned with older neighbors being able to manage the physical demands of moving a trash can and recycling bin from an alley to the curb. “A lot of people up here would resent it, and a lot of people up here are elderly now,” Peadon said. “I think a lot of it is mobility challenged.”

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Author: David Goins, 5NBC DFW