Council discusses Sea Coast sign-ups

Published 11:48 pm Tuesday, January 26, 2016

By Justin Averette | The Selma Times-Journal

Mayor George Evans and the Selma city council discussed how to get citizens to sign up for garbage collection with Sea Coast Disposal during Thursday’s meeting.

Evans said the city will have to enforce a 2002 ordinance said requires all residents to have garbage service.

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City Councilwoman Bennie Ruth Crenshaw said she would be personally contacting everyone in her district who doesn’t have service.

Crenshaw said she is tired of people dumping garbage or using other people’s carts.

“You are going to get a garbage can. I’m going to take it upon myself …. every person in Ward 7 will have a garbage can. There is no other way to do it.”

Evans said city code enforcers will be working to make sure people have service.

“The court fee is a lot more than a garbage cart,” Evans said.

The city has also advertised a position for an employee to work with Sea Coast on getting citizens to sign-up as well as complaints and other concerns.

The first payment of $40 will cover the months of February and March. Payments afterward will be $60 quarterly.

Sea Coast Disposal will pick up garbage on Tuesdays through Fridays. Customers who had Monday collection with Advanced will now be picked up on Fridays.

This means current Monday customers will have their garbage picked up by Advanced on Jan. 25 but will have to wait until Feb. 5 for their first Sea Coast collection.

Sea Coast Disposal is located at 212-B Highland Ave.

For more information about registration, call 874-7320 or visit