The Wood River City Council is recently signed a contract for garbage and recycling service with Republic Services.  It’s been almost two months since Republic took over duties in the city from Midwest Sanitation, which was coming off a five-year deal with the city. 

City Manager Jim Schneider says there have only been a few minor issues so far.

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Schneider says using the automated trucks similar to what is used in Alton was discussed, but with the narrow alleys the trucks must travel, the city decided against using them.


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