The recently adopted-by-stealth Lowndes County waste disposal plan is already failing.
Jason Schaefer wrote for the VDT yesterday, Garbage carts vanish,
Allgreen Services, one of the waste management companies ousted out of unincorporated Lowndes County with the Oct. 9 Commissioners decision to award a waste contract bid to Veolia Environmental Service, has begun picking up the waste carts in anticipation of the holiday season.
“We hate to have to remove them, but we have to,” Allgreen General Manager Sam Sullivan said. “We thought about waiting a month, but the problem is if we wait until the end of the year, we would be removing the carts around Christmastime. We didn’t want to be out there then.”
Funny how there was no mention of this possibility in the County Commission meeting that adopted this new solid waste plan. “I don’t think it could get any easier,” said Commissioner Richard Raines. It looks like it’s not getting easier for county residents who want to dispose of their trash.
This is currently on the county’s own front page:
Lowndes County, Georgia—Lowndes County has received several calls from unincorporated residents indicating that their current garbage collection provider removed their garbage container from their home without notice. In accordance with the proposal accepted by the Lowndes County Board of Commissioners on October 9, 2012, Veolia Environmental Services will be the service provider for the collection of household garbage, recyclables, yard waste and bulk items beginning January 1, 2013.
Unincorporated residents that have their garbage container removed by their current provider prior to January 1, 2013, may call Veolia Environmental Services at 229-244-2466 and speak to a customer service representative. Upon explaining to Veolia that their current service has been discontinued, Veolia will deliver a garbage container to the residents and honor the monthly rate of the current service provider.
Effective January 1, 2013, a new negotiated rate between Lowndes County and Veolia Environmental Serives will go into effect. For more information, please visit Lowndes County’s website, www.lowndescounty.com or call Lowndes County Clerk, Paige Dukes, at 229-671-2400. END
Hm, there’s actually contact information at the end! Seems like the County Clerk has been reading up on how to write a press release. Eventually maybe we’ll see county PR with proper headlines and put on separate pages where they can still be found after they vanish from the front page.
Will that be before or after the county admits they messed up yet another waste disposal plan by doing it in secret without public hearings?