Public Trash Cans Not For Personal Use

jasper-logo-2[1]JASPER (NNDC) – The City of Jasper has learned that some owners or employees of downtown stores and businesses are using the public trash cans for their personal or store trash and food waste. City officials say the public trash cans are not there for that purpose. They are for public use to help keep the downtown sidewalks free of trash.

The Jasper Street Department has had to empty trash cans twice a week because of the abuse of their use. It is also pointed out that during the summer months food waste can become a “stinky” problems and attract flies and bees.

Stores and businesses are asked to ask their employees to not use the trash cans for their personal use.