Thursday, June 30, 2011
Waste Connections starts route Friday
By SUE WATSON
Waste Connections Inc. of Walnut, which was recently awarded the new household solid waste contract for Marshall County, will run its first route Friday, July 1.
The route will be the regularly scheduled one on Fridays. Waste Connections will begin its first full week of garbage collection and removal Monday, July 4, according to the previously set collection schedule. Waste should go in the blue carts with green tops beginning Friday, July 1.
Households are asked to put their garbage containers at the curbside by 7 a.m. on the day of service to assure garbage will be emptied. The collection days and routes will remain the same as when Resourceful Environmental Services ran the routes. However, the time of emptying of the cans may vary within a route, according to Waste Connections.
R.E.S. will begin refunding prepaid accounts in July, according to Ronnie Ketchum with the company. About 1,200 customers prepaid their bills and are due refunds, he said. The company, which served the county for 11 years, continued collection of household solid waste through Thursday, June 30.
A contractor retained by R.E.S. followed its collection trucks on the last day each route was run and picked up containers behind crews.
Anyone who has credit in their R.E.S. account may call the company at 1-888-839-2830 or call the Marshall County administrator’s office at 662-252-7903, if they fail to get a refund due in July.
Ketchum said two groups of garbage collectors will remain employed by R.E.S. Four or five drivers have applied for jobs with Waste Connections, he said.
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