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December 4, 2013

County Commissioners air trash problems


Advanced Disposal’s new area general manager Michael Cavan stepped into a trashy situation, according to the Baldwin County Commissioners.

Cavan’s introduction at the year’s final regular commission meeting was filled with various issues concerning curbside pickup and the convenience centers.

Commissioner Henry Craig, District 4, said even though the county convenience centers are refuse places “they still should be maintained as if someone had pride there.”

“The grass ought to be cut, the debris should be picked up and put in the container. It shouldn’t be allowed to accumulate for any length of time like it has in so many of the facilities,” Craig said. 

Debris flying out of trash trucks is another major sore spot.

“If the cover on the truck is broken, get it fixed rather than going on down the road and having the trash go out on our roads,” Craig said. “Take pride in our community and provide us the best service you can.”

Commission Chairman Sammy Hall, District 3, said though not all residents properly bag their household waste the drivers still need to close the top of the truck before driving on to the next location.

“On windy days, it doesn’t take much trash for it to blow out,” Hall said.

Open convenience centers with full dumpsters remain a county issue. 

“There is nowhere for anyone to put their trash. Somebody needs to make sure that if that center is open on Wednesday afternoon there ought to be a place for people to put trash. That has been a problem,” Hall said.

Cavan said one full-time employee overlooks all six county sites to determine where to send the unloading units.

Commissioner Johnny Westmoreland, District 5, said the Meriwether Road center never has room for limbs or other yard type waste.

“We have to have a place to put this stuff,” Westmoreland said. “My next door neighbor has already told me said he’ll go push the stuff off in (Advanced Disposal’s) yard.”

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