Will Jackson’s trash collection end? Residents’ questions answered


rssfeeds.clarionledger.com – Mississippi – 2022-10-07 15:21:18

Plastic water bottles and a wrapper from a case of water bottles lie in a trash pile near a burned building at the corner of Road of Rememberance and Capital Street Thursday, Sept. 8. The full environmental impact of the plastic bottles of water brought into Capital city during the Jackson water crisis is yet to be seen.

Many Jackson residents have questions following Thursday’s that Richard’s Disposal Inc. may soon quit collecting Jackson’s trash after not being paid for six-months due to a contract dispute between Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba and the City Council.

Some of those questions have clear answers, while others are still being worked out by city leaders, courts and leadership at Richard’s.

When will trash collection end?

According to Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, unless an agreement is reached the last day of normal trash collection will be Saturday, Oct. 8. Richard’s has been picking up…

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