Hey Mobile! The City has been relentless in solving our curbside trash collection. But because of manufacturing delays and a global microchip shortage, the City of Mobile’s procurement of new trucks has been delayed.
Our Public Services Department has crews working nine-to-ten hours a day, six days a week collecting curbside trash, and we are also looking to supplement some of the needed equipment through short-term rentals. We can expect to have six additional trash collection trucks in operation by the end of May, which will allow trash crews to start catching up to their normal collection schedule.
Meanwhile, to help the community know when to put trash out, you can access more information here, and a map that you guys can refer to.
The City has also set up drop-off points for bagged yard debris at the following locations:
— Medal of Honor Park (1711 Hillcrest Rd.)
— Langan Park (4901 Zeigler Blvd.)
— Seals Park and Community Center (540 Texas St.)
— Trimmier Park (3600 Alba Club Rd.)
The community has been seeing a lot of improvements lately being done on our parks. Let’s add Mims Park to that list!
Mims Park is up for some major upgrade! The grass combo field, which can be used for football and baseball, was recently transformed into a synthetic turf field. The baseball facility will also be looking at a new backstop, dugouts, batting cages and more. Not to mention a new scoreboard and game clocks! My oh my. Talk about functionality and beautification!
Last week, the City launched our Tap & Go Fareboxes, which work with the new MyWAVE card as well as the MyWAVE mobile app.
In a little more than a week, around 4,000 passengers have switched over to these digital options. But don’t worry, they are still accepting cash payments as well.
Through July 2 of this year, the City are offering free MyWAVE Cards with any fare purchase. This offering will be available at the GM&O Transportation Center at 110 Beauregard Street. Now that is what you call E-F-F-O-R-T to make these cards easily available for all Mobilians.
This Week’s Events
5/10 – 05/15: 7th ANNUAL FIRKIN FEST
Daily @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Moe’s Original BBQ- Downtown Mobile
Moe’s Original BBQ and Budweiser Busch Distributing announce the 7th Annual Firkin Festival on Saturday, May 15th at 701 Spring Hill Avenue in downtown Mobile.
5/11: Service Industry Crawfish & Big Stage Karaoke!
Tuesday @ 7:00 pm, Alabama Music Box
A Service Industry Night like no other! We are doubling down with Crawfish AND Karaoke in addition to industry drink specials. Allin Kilpatrick will be your boil master and Jordan Bramblett will be hosting the karaoke!
05/12 : Spring Mobile MeetUp
Wednesday @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, Old Majestic Brewing Company
A networking event for college juniors and seniors on May 12 from 5:30-7:30p at the Old Majestic Brewing Company.
5/13: MONEY FEST
Thursday @ 9:00 am – 4:30 pm, Innovation Portal
Gaining access to capital can be essential to many entrepreneurs as they are launching and growing their businesses. There are many options, but it’s not always clear what type of funding is appropriate or accessible.
Check out our event page for more details!
Busted in Mobile (Bay)
Health A Sista Out is an organization that promotes wellness for the mind, body, and spirit through education, mentoring, and other programs. The group received a proclamation deeming Thursday, April 29, as ‘Alabama Pay It Forward’ day in Alabama.
The group organized and gave out free healthy drinks in the hopes that this good deed will be passed on as another good deed. Read the full story here.
Check out who else got busted in Mobile, AL.
The 2021 Do Some Good Mobile Magazine is out. You’ll find it at local businesses or your favorite non-profit organization. You can also read the digital version by clicking here.
Businesses to Check Out
Are you crammed in your home and ready for a break? Get out and travel safely. Book a place to stay that’s away from folks. Get serious savings when you book your first stay using Airbnb.
Get out and #doMobile (Responsibly).
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