Friday, June 14, 2013

Solid Waste Collection Transition In Full Swing

Last week, residents in the City of Sanford began getting brown roll-out carts to replace their Waste Management (WM) carts.

That’s because Sanford City Council, after weeks of discussion, voted on March 5, 2013 to enter into a new solid waste contract with Waste Industries (WI). The new contract will start on July 1, 2013, but WI is delivering its carts throughout the month.

Don’t Switch Yet

Residents should continue using WM’s roll-out carts until the company’s contract expires at the end of June, says Larry Craig, superintendent of Solid Waste Services for the City. WM will collect their carts during the week of June 24 when they come through.

Trash placed in the brown carts will not be picked up until July 1.

One Key Change

While the trash collection contractor has changed, most everything else will stay the same. You’ll continue to put your trash at the curb once per week. You’ll also continue placing recyclables in the blue carts and rolling them out once every two weeks.

What’s different: The change to WI may result in a new pickup schedule for some residents. WI will notify residents prior to July 1 if they are affected. Otherwise, pickup days will remain the same for both garbage and recycling.

Patience, Please

During this month of transition, the City asks all residents to have patience with both Waste Management and Waste Industries. The City is happy to help with collection issues, as are the customer service reps at both WM and WI.

You may report problems to the Service Center at 919-775-8247.

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