Waste Management Deals with Holiday Garbage

Chances are you got a lot of stuff for Christmas, and most of the wrapping paper and boxes probably ended up inside your garbage cans, in the lanes or on the streets. Crews with waste management are working long hours picking up all the garbage left behind from the holidays. And there is a lot of it.

"Both weeks of Christmas and Thanksgiving are extra heavy in terms of disposal for us," said Jonathan King. "The week of Thanksgiving is heavy in terms of weight. The week of Christmas seems to be bigger in terms of bulk."

King says to handle all the extra garbage, they had to add extra crews.

Reported by: Jan Smith, jsmith@wtoc.com