Wednesday, May 25, 2022
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Truck Maintenance Delays Trash Pickup In Sparta

Sparta trash pickup services should resume by next week after maintenance on garbage trucks caused a short delay.

Public Works Director Dillard Quick said the main truck’s pickup arm is out of commission and the backup has a bad alternator.

“Trying to find an alternator for that truck is very difficult,” Quick said. “We’ve been dealing that with Worldwide out of Crossville, but right now we are two days behind on our trash pickup.”

Quick said if the trucks come back from repairs in time, a double route will run on Saturday and if necessary, Sunday as well. The city thanks citizens for the patience and asks for cans to be placed at pickup locations.

City Administrator Brad Hennessee said both trucks are fairly new and called the timing of repairs, “Unlucky.”

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