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Siloam Springs Waste Management: "We Haven't Missed a Beat This Week"

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR. ---- Siloam Springs schools may be closed due to winter weather, but the unlike other cities, the city isn't falling behind in picking up trash.
"We just don't like to leave the trash on the road. We like to get it picked up."
SILOAM SPRINGS, AR. --- The City of Siloam Springs is not letting a little winter weather wallop stop service.

Crews still collected trash through the snow and ice.

Solid waste Superintendent Don Tennison said there are a few reasons why his department was able to collect during the snowy condition.

The first? Clear Roads pretreated on Saturday night before the storm hit.

"It's largely due to our street department and the great job they do cleaning the roads," said Tennison.  "When you get into an ice situation, it doesn't matter how heavy the truck is; if they're not pretreated, they will slide."

Tennisons team also used extra equipment on its trucks to grind through the streets paved with the wintery mix.

"It was clear enough for us to run. We put chains on the truck and we ran," said Tennison. "We just don't like to leave the trash on the road. We like to get it picked up."

That's something Tennison and the department are proud to do in cold weather.
Even though he'll pick up what is kicked to the curb, Tennison wants folks to take extra caution when walking outside.


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