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City Council Approves $4M To Address Trash Collection Issue In Duval County

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Bins are seen lining a street in Jacksonville.

The Jacksonville City Council on Tuesday night approved using $4 million in COVID-19 relief funds to help address the trash issue affecting some neighborhoods in Duval County.

The vote was 18-0 in favor. That money would be used to pay for a new yard waste transfer site on Philips Highway and pay for recycling drop-off points for the public. The bill is an emergency service agreement.

A labor shortage involving drivers has caused yard debris and other garbage to continue to pile up in some areas.

Read the full story at News4Jax.com.

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