Pickup times changingPublished 12:03am Saturday, July 7, 2012
NATCHEZ — Garbage pickup for Adams County residents may come at different times than they have become accustomed because of the recent change in the county’s waste disposal site.Pitcher
Earlier this week, the Adams County Board of Supervisors executed a contract with Riverbend Environmental Services for waste disposal services. Riverbend’s facility is 4 miles into Jefferson County on U.S. 61.
The disposal contract previously belonged to Waste Management, which maintains a landfill in southern Adams County, Plantation Oaks. Despite the change in the county’s waste disposal site, Waste Management still maintains the trash pickup contract for the county.
Waste Management sent out a news release Thursday stating that trash pickup times throughout the county will vary because of the change in disposal sites.
The release asks that residents should have their garbage and other trash placed in their curbside containers by 7 a.m. on their scheduled service days. It states that service days should not be affected.
Andy Yates, district manager for Waste Management of Natchez, said the company appreciates the opportunity to serve residents and thanked them for their cooperation and understanding.
Supervisors’ President Darryl Grennell said the county’s pickup contracts do not specify a time by which waste will be collected at a given location.
“Maybe next year when the (pickup) contract is renewed, that is something we can put into the contract,” Grennell said.
Supervisor Mike Lazarus said he did not think the variance in pickup times would be a problem for residents.
“As long as people know what days they are gong to pick (garbage) up, I think that is fine,” he said. “As long as they are picking up the same people’s trash on the same day, I don’t see this as a big issue.”