WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAU) – A change in Wausau's contract with Veolia means a change in how you have have to leave garbage at the curb.
Under the new contract agreement, the weight of each individual container at the curb can be no more than 50 pounds. This hasn't changed the maximum weight you're allowed to throw away each week, but city finance director Maryanne Groat says the change makes it safer for garbage collectors.
Under the old allowances, each container was allowed to have 75 pounds of weight, something that Groat says can be hazardous to collectors with medical conditions. She says the new changes should cut down on the number of injuries, and reduce payments that have to be made under workman's comp.
Veolia workers will have the option of leaving a container at the curb if it's too heavy. If that happens, just split up the trash in the can and try again next week.
If you'd like to know more about the changes, call the city clerk's office at 261-6500.