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Problems reported with Fort Wayne’s new trash contractor

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The city of Fort Wayne’s new trash pick-up company has started the year off on the wrong foot.

For some, Red River Waste Solutions has been anywhere from a few days to a week or so late, and when their trash is finally picked up, the containers are left upside down or out of place.

Fort Wayne City Councilman Glynn Hines, one of those affected, has had enough. He tells our Partners in News at ABC 21 his patience is wearing thin.

“My trash is due to be picked up on Thursday and hasn’t been picked up yet and the day is Monday,” Hines said. “We understand that they’ve had equipment issues, they had employee issues… but right now it’s not acceptable, they’ve got to do better.”

The company, who took over from Republic Services on January 1st, says the nasty weather, combined with new drivers who need time to learn the routes, are to blame for the delays.

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1 comment

David Rabaduex January 16, 2018 at 9:15 am

I contacted the city’s 311 line last week after the entire neighborhood had missed for trash collection, and the recycling collection for my small bin resulted in the top 1/3 being collected before the can was set back on the ground. I’m still waiting for recycling collection (I actually took the can back to the house last night so they would not dump it in the trash Tuesday morning). We waited until Thursday for the usual Tuesday collection. I suspect if I contact City Utilities and tell them I am not paying half my recycling fee this month, I would be up for bill collectors and have my water shut off. As citizens, we should have some power in this equation, but we appear to be powerless when it comes to city services. Sarcastically I ask “Which one of the Henry family owns this business?”


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