WALB found the Lowndes County government sticking to the letter of its own recently-passed ordinance and contract, and Deep South Sanitation concerned about the county trying to put it out of business.
Lydia Jennings wrote for WALB yesterday, Lowndes Co. files lawsuit against solid waste company,
Lowndes County leaders are going to court to try to stop a sanitation company from picking up trash for some county residents.
County leaders say Deep South Sanitation is in violation of a new ordinance that only allows Advanced Disposal to contract with county residents.
And if the cease-and-desist order is successful, the owner of Deep South Sanitation worries he’ll go out of business.
Cary Scarborough owns Deep South Sanitation, a family owned and operated business he started in 2011 when he saw trash pickup problems in unincorporated Lowndes County.
In two years, he has seen his business grow with 800 Lowndes County resident contracts. But his days of picking up trash could be coming to an end.
“It could shut me down,” said Scarborough.
So why did the county give him a business license? And why is it a good use of taxpayer funds to sue him? The county’s answer:Continue reading