Clearwater Beach, Florida - The city's conversion from manual garbage collection to automated pickup is expanding on the beach.
Brightwater Drive became the latest route to go fully automated, using black barrels that a truck - not a person - lifts to empty into the garbage truck.
"The city is slowly converting any remaining manual collection areas over to a fully automated collection method to mirror our city-wide collection," Kattrina Miller, recycling specialist for the city's Solid Waste/Recycling told WTSP.com.
She said the total number of manual garbage stops left in the city is approximately 1600 homes. This number has been reduced from about 3800 homes two years ago.
"By converting homes from a manual collection to a fully automated collection we hope to reduce injuries and streamline our operation."
The city expects to be converted to a single collection system around October 1st.