Jackson City Council will pay Richard’s Disposal Inc. for trash pick up

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rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-10-12 09:22:47

A Richard's Disposal employee places residential garbage into a rear loading trash truck on Friday, Oct. 7, 2022, in Jackson, Miss.

Jackson City Council members on a 5-2 vote in executive session Tuesday formally approved a plan to settle a $4.8 million with Richard’s Disposal Inc. but stood firm in their refusal to award the company a long-term contract to collect garbage.The move follows a threat late last week that garbage collection would halt over the weekend unless the firm was paid for services rendered under an emergency contract issued by Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba but never ratified by the council.

Richard’s has continued to pick up trash in the city since April despite not being paid as the mayor…

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