Release from the Office of the Mayor:
Starting September 3, 2019, the City of Batesville Sanitation Department will ONLY be picking up garbage placed inside City assigned trash cans. We have had the new cans in place for several months and the new automated garbage truck is now being used daily to pick up the garbage. If you put your garbage in any type of trash receptacle other than a City issued one, your garbage will not be picked up. If you place garbage on top of the lid or around the base of the can, your garbage will not be picked up. Over the past few months, our workers have been leaving yellow cards with instructions on how to properly set the cans, how they should face, and the distance from the street they should be placed. We feel that ample time has been given to make adjustments, therefore starting Tuesday, September 3, 2019, we will start closely following these guidelines. If you need additional trash containers, you may call City Hall at 870-698-2400 ext. 108. There is a $7.70 monthly charge for each additional residential can. Thank you for your understanding and patience as we implement this new system and try to serve our citizens to the best of our ability.