Town of Summerville releases statement concerning issue with Waste Pro trash and recycling pickup

Town of Summerville releases statement concerning issue with Waste Pro trash and recycling pickup
Summerville officials have issued a statement about Waste Pro (Source: AP Stock graphic)

SUMMERVILLE, SC (WCSC) - The town of Summerville says it's aware of the delay in trash pickup from Waste Pro, the company which is contracted to pick up the town's trash.

Waste Pro has sent extra personnel and equipment from other locations to catch up with the town's garbage and recycling routes by Saturday, according to town spokeswoman Mary Edwards.

Anyone whose garbage hasn't been collected can contact the public works office at 843-851-4225.

"We understand the importance of providing garbage and recycling collection services in a timely manner," Director of Public Works & Summerville Town Engineer Russell W. Cornette, Jr. said in a statement. "We are working diligently to ensure Waste Pro improves their service until the new carrier takes over in August."

Complaints range from trash not being picked up on time, recyclables not being properly sorted and trash pickup being completely ignored. Summerville officials also issued a statement then saying they were aware of the issue.

Summerville Town Council voted on March 29 to sever ties with Waste Pro and sign a contract with a new waste management company, Carolina Waste.

Carolina Waste is scheduled to take over on Aug. 1.

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