TEXARKANA, AR (KSLA) - Texarkana Arkansas city leaders have restarted a program to help rid the city and homeowners of unwanted debris.
City officials have invested in a $150,000 grapple truck to bring back the "Dial a Truck" program. As part of this program, the city will dispatch the grapple truck to residents home to remove large items such as furniture, appliances and other debris.
"It helped us out a lot," said Chris Walls. "It took a lot of work out of our hand."
Tyler Richards, the Texarkana Arkansas Public Works director says that city officials have noticed a lot of litter scattered around town, and the city has a problem with dumping. He hopes that dial-a-truck will help with that.
Richards said the program was several years back because of a lack of funds. However, they are hoping the revived service will support itself.
"It is $30 per cubic yard to pick up your furniture or whatever it may be," Richards said. "We do have a maximum of 8 cubic yard per trip if we have to make more than one trip it is a maximum of $110."
This city service will be offered the second and fourth weeks of every month on Wednesdays and Fridays.
"It is great for the community man it's perfect they have helped us out a lot," Walls said.