Public Works Fabricates New Downtown Trash Receptacles

April 24, 2014


James Cassidy and Charles Bowman with the Town's Public Works Department install one of the new trash receptacles in downtown Greeneville.

Fabricating In House is a Real Cost Savings to Town

The Town of Greeneville Public Works Department recently installed ten newly fabricated larger trash receptacles within the downtown area. The project was almost derailed due to high cost per unit and freight. The task force assigned to handle this project would not be out done so they approached Public Works employee, Frankie Ricker who works with metal to see if he could replicate the selected style. Ricker cut the metal and Neas Fabricating handled rolling the tabbing and the flat bar to the bottom. Frankie along with employees Tony Morrison and Lyle Cutshaw welded them together. They were then primed and painted. Working within the department provided a cost savings of $725 per unit making it possible to obtain twelve containers compared to four had they been ordered elsewhere and shipped in. The public is reminded to please use the receptacles in an effort to truly “Keep Greene Beautiful”.