Agreement reached on Jackson trash pickup after negotiations

133 views – Mississippi – 2022-10-07 18:49:20

Trash lines Hair Street in Jackson, Miss. on pick-up day Tuesday, May 17. About a month before, the city of Jackson replaced Waste Management with Richard's Disposal taking over the city's residential collection.

With Jackson just days away from having no one to pick up its trash, a tentative settlement has been reached between the city council and Richard’s Disposal that will see the company paid and the trash picked up, according to an attorney for the council.

Richard’s had not been paid for the six months of work it had performed, and the company was threatening to end trash collection on Saturday, but, during executive session Thursday night, a majority of the council voted to allow their attorneys to negotiate a settlement of $4.8 million, Ward Seven Councilmember Virgi Lindsay said.


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