The City of Ashland and Republic Waste Services have established new trash routes and a new pick-up schedule for residents in the City of Ashland.

According to City Administrator Lyn Woolford, the new schedule will begin Monday, June 6.

The Ashland Board of Aldermen approved the new once-per-week trash service for the City of Ashland after a public meeting earlier this spring.

The once-per-week service portion of the contract includes not increasing the rate for trash service, Woolford explained.

At the time of the vote for the new Republic contract, Ashland Mayor Gene Rhorer said he was attempting to keep the cost low for Ashland residents.

“We don’t want to increase the rates for trash service at the same time we are increasing the rates for sewer and water services,” Rhorer said.

The City’s next sewer rate increase, as a part of building a new mechanical sewer plant, is scheduled for June.

Woolford said that Republic’s blue recycling bin, behind City Hall off of Redbud Street, will continue to be emptied daily.

~ Get more and see a map of new routes in today’s Journal ~