Pocahontas ends commercial garbage pick-ups

POCAHONTAS, AR (KAIT) - The City of Pocahontas is getting out of the business of commercial garbage pick-ups.

Pocahontas Mayor Gary Crocker tells Region 8 News that, while private pick-ups are a service, commercial pick-ups are something that should be left to the private sector - a place he says the city government should not be competing in.

Crocker adds that he has not received one single complaint.

While the pick-ups officially ended in December, some continued into this week to help with the adjustment period. However, Mayor Crocker says city managed commercial garbage pick-ups in Pocahontas are now a thing of the past.