Everyone must sign up for service with Sea Coast Disposal

Published 11:24 pm Monday, December 7, 2015

Just over a month remains for Selma residents to register with Sea Coast Disposal to ensure their trash continues to be collected when the company starts garbage services in February.

Sea Coast is taking over for Advanced Disposal, whose contract runs out in February. Sea Coast has made it easy for customers to register by holding sign-up days in each ward on Saturdays. The city is also holding town hall meetings with the next one scheduled for Dec. 14 at 6 p.m. at Cedar Park Elementary School.  The other meetings are scheduled as follows:

4 Dec. 21 at 6 p.m. at the Carl C. Morgan Convention Center

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4 Jan. 4 at 6 p.m. at Payne Elementary School

4 Jan. 11 at 6 p.m. at Morgan Academy

4 Jan. 19 at 6 p.m. at R.B. Hudson Middle School

The deadline to register for service is Jan. 14, 2016. Sea Coast will begin delivering carts the next day. Anyone with trash exemption status must go by city hall and register by Dec. 31 to ensure that status will continue this year.

There are a lot of different deadlines, but the city and Sea Coast have provided a multitude of ways to gather the information needed and to answer any questions citizens might have. If you’ve missed the meetings or registration days, there are many left to come. Outside of all the deadlines, we’re hopeful Sea Coast has better luck than Advanced Disposal, which had trouble getting a large chunk of citizens to pay their bills.

Sea Coast and the city need to work together in 2016 to ensure people have garbage collection and those who don’t should be turned over to the code enforcement office.  When customers don’t pay, Sea Coast should act quickly to ensure it is not providing a service someone still owes for.

Anyone with questions can reach Sea Coast at 874-7320.