Russell Brown (L), Eric Torres make one of the last runs for Waste Management Services, which is giving way to IESI on Monday.
Javier Davila adds nine of the new IESI 95-gallon rolling carts to a growing column Tuesday morning on the grounds of the city sewer plant. Within the next few days every Rockdale garbage customer will receive one of the brand-new carts without extra charge. Rockdale is changing its garbage service from Waste Management. The monthly residential fee is increasing from $12.31 to $13.51 per month, plus tax. The city council selected the lowest bid received from three companies, all of which submitted several options. Curbside recycling, which was more expensive in all bids, was not selected but voluntary recycling stations remain. See page 2A.