Trash Pick-Up Behind Schedule

By: McKenzie Martin Email
By: McKenzie Martin Email

Last weeks blizzard combined with the Christmas holiday have put trash companies in the area behind schedule.

"We're going to be catching up this whole week," said US Waste Residential Supervisor Johnnie Madrid.

Two days of snow last week and a Christmas holiday have caused the trash to begin piling up in some neighborhoods. Mike McKimmon with US Waste is now three days behind schedule...and the leftovers from last week's blizzard continue to make things difficult.

"A lot of snow piles up on the road...a lot of it hasn't been plowed...its just ice for us," McKimmon said.

Not to mention that now because of Christmas they have twice as much trash to pick up.

"It usually doubles because of the Christmas trees...boxes and a lot of wrapping paper...styrofoam...things like that," Madrid said.

US Waste says they are doing their best to reach all their customers who were missed...and with another storm in the forecast...drivers like McKimmon have a long couple days ahead.

"We are going to try and stay on the roads...get everyone picked up as soon as we can,” McKimmon said.

The trash companies encourage their customers to please be patient...they are trying to get to all their pick-ups as quickly as possible.

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