The interim Public Works Director of Macon says about 1,000 people need new garbage carts.
Last year, the city pulled money budgeted for the carts leaving people with broken ones on a waiting list
Councilman Ed Defore requested to set aside money in next year's budget for 3,000 carts plus 500 lids. The cost for that would be about $155,000.
Macon resident Joseph Strong says "Old faithful's been around with me for a while."
Since the five year old cart has a missing wheel and broken lid, he asked for a new one, but is still waiting.
Strong says, "Ray Charles can see that I need another trash can, but I haven't gotten one so I don't worry about it. I just keep putting it in there"
Many people in Macon struggle with broken cans, and some don't have one at all
Interim Public Works Director Shawn Fritz says there's just not enough to go around.