Amarillo, TX - It is becoming more common to see dumpsters lined up and down the streets of Amarillo's historic Bivins area.
It is part of a new Atmos energy project. Atmos is installing new gas mains in back alleys to take the place of old ones. As a result, Atmos is moving the trash dumpsters from the alleys it works on into nearby streets. Some may consider the dumpsters an eye sore, but the change is only temporary.
"They'll have a trench opened up in the alley and our trucks can't get down the alley and so our trucks will be collecting solid wastes from the front of the houses until they complete that work," City of Amarillo Assistant Director of Public Works, Van Hagas, said.
Some residents in the area have expressed concern over the dumpsters not having any reflectors, but the City of Amarillo says there have been no reports of any accidents due to the lack of reflectors.