Why is Lowndes County leaving the City of Valdosta to subsidize the county’s failed “exclusive franchise”? And is ADS’ failure to recycle recyling a breach of its contract with the county?
Adam Floyd wrote on the front page of the VDT today, Advanced Disposal appeals Deep South decision,
John Whitehead III, deputy city manager for operations, said that the center could not process the company’s deliveries fast enough, and material was beginning to pile up. The suspension is temporary, Whitehead said, and was done to ensure that the city could process its recycling which increases during the holidays.
“We had been taking our recycling to the City of Valdosta, and Monday they cut us off without any notice,” said Greg Walk, local general manager for Advanced Disposal. “We’ve constructed a bunker at the landfill, and the material that is being collected in that bunker will be taken to a processing plant in Milledgeville.”
The company had to dispose of recycled materials collected Monday and Tuesday but continued recycling service Wednesday.
“It was the last thing we wanted to do to our recyclables, but we responded as quickly as possible,” said Walk.
Does that mean the city of Valdosta sent the recycling to the landfill? And is that a violation of the county’s contract with ADS?