Jackson garbage pickup could end Saturday unless city pays bill


rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-10-06 16:16:02

Trash lines Hair Street in Jackson, Miss. on pick-up day Tuesday, May 17, 2022. In April, the city of Jackson replaced Waste Management with Richard's Disposal taking over the city's residential collection under an emergency contract. Richard's has yet to be paid for that work and may soon end collection.

Jackson residents will have no one to pick up their trash starting this weekend, unless Richard’s Disposal is provided last-minute payment for the work they have been doing since April under an emergency contract.

A Thursday afternoon release from the city of Jackson announced that the final day of garbage collection would be Saturday, confirming reports from earlier in the day that such a halt might occur.

“Pending a ratified contract and payment for services rendered, the contractor is suspending operations in the city and garbage collection will be on hold indefinitely,” city…

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