Garbage Pickup To Be Completed Wednesday

Waste Management missed a number of neighborhood pickups last week.

Additional garbage trucks are in Peters Township Wednesday to pick up the trash that was not picked up last week.

Two trucks are dedicated to picking up the trash that was missed on Saturday.

Waste Management missed the trash pickups on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week. The pickups were already delayed because of the Christmas holiday.

Waste Management said Saturday pickups were missed because of inclement weather, but it's unclear why Thursday and Friday pickups were missed.

The following message was posted on the township's website from the township Manager Michael Silvestri:

I have sent a formal notice of violation to Waste Management and notified them that their response to this issue is unacceptable.  I apologize to our residents for this failure of one of our basic services.  The acceptable response from Waste Management should have been to make sure all of the garbage not collected on Thursday be picked up on Friday and all of Saturday's today.  We will be examining all our options with Waste Management under the contract to seek compensation to our residents for this failure to perform.  I realize this is one of the worst weeks for such a failure as it being one of the heaviest amount of garbage generated for the year, plus many residents have parties planned for the New Year.  Once again, I apologize for this situation and thank you for your understanding.

What happened with your trash? Tell us in the comments below.

MTM January 03, 2013 at 05:39 PM
Thank you for the effort to resolve this issue. Agreed, unacceptable. It's Thursday afternoon and Saturdays trash has still not been picked up.
Donna January 03, 2013 at 09:34 PM
I live in the Bethel Park area of Pittsburgh and again, I'd like to know when and who picks up old christmas trees. Have heard Waste Management on our regular pick up day. Is this correct?
Becky Brindle January 04, 2013 at 01:31 AM
Donna, this was posted on Bethel Park's website on Tuesday: "Due to the snow storm on Saturday, December 29th, Waste Management was unable to make their waste collection of the regularly scheduled Friday collections (which were scheduled for Saturday due to the Christmas holiday). "On Monday, December 31st, Waste Management will attempt to collect the regular Monday waste collection as well as the missed Saturday collections. Any of that waste which is not collected on December 31st will be collected on Wednesday, January 2nd. "Residents are asked to leave the waste out at the curb for Waste Management’s collection."


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