Call customer service at 940-349-8700 to schedule a free repair, said city spokesman Brian Daskam.
The carts are sturdy and will last a long time as long as they aren't overfilled or misused. The department does check on customers who need frequent repairs to make sure they are using them properly, Daskam said.
A split top will allow rain to get inside, turning the cart into a breeding ground for mosquitoes and other pests. The solid waste department has crew members who can quickly replace broken wheels or a split top, or completely replace the cart if it is beyond repair, Daskam said.
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FEATURED PHOTO: City workers pick up trash during a snowstorm in 2015.
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