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New trash can wait list to be filled soon

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Residence in the Waterloo area needing replacement trash cans have been waiting for up to nine weeks for them.

The long wait for customers has been due to a back order from the company the Waterloo Sanitation buys trash cans from.

According to Sanitation Director, Mark Rice, the city's order was delayed because it was stuck behind a very large order from Phoenix. 

The order was placed back in May.

The first shipment of 500 trash cans is expected to arrive Monday and the department will begin distributing them along normal pick up routes over the next three to four weeks. 

A second shipment of 1400 is expected to arrive a month from now. 

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