OKOLONA, Miss. (WTVA) -- Garbage services in several neighborhoods are now operational after last week's snow and ice prevented trucks from making their routes.
"Bad backed up," garbage truck-driver James Jones Jr. said about the current situation of garbage pick-up services.
There's currently much more garbage than normal for trucks to pick up along their routes. People have the previous week's garbage in addition to this week's.
Jr. said when his truck fills up, he takes it to Houston to dump it. On Tuesday, he said he had to go to the dump twice in the same day -- and he wasn't finished with his route.
Normally the garbage truck comes through Okolona two days a week, but this week, it'll likely be three.
"Probably be here tomorrow."
Okolona resident Anne Nunn said she had to take extreme measures.
"It was bad to the point that we had to store it in our kitchen because of them not picking up," she said.
Jones may have to work extra for a time, but he doesn't mind.
"It's part of the job," he said.
Jones said that once they get caught up, trash pickup should go back to normal.