Trash Pickup Resumes in City of Flint
According to a statement from the City of Flint last night (Monday), an "interim agreement has been reached with Republic Services to ensure residents will continue receiving this critical service."
Trash pickup will resume today and the interim arrangement will remain in place until Friday, August 12th. Trash collection will be delayed one day this week and should be back on schedule by the start of next week.
Mayor Weaver said "I want to thank Republic Services for agreeing to resume trash collection in Flint while we work to resolve this matter. My main objective is to do what's best for the citizens and the City of Flint. Members of city council and I may have different views on what that is, but residents should not be inconvenienced because of it."
There are still a couple of hurdles before a final decision is made on what company (Rizzo or Republic) will provide the service for the next few years. A court hearing is scheduled for this morning on the matter after a lawsuit was filed against the Weaver administration by councilman Scott Kincaid. However, Weaver has said that the decision on which company to go with will be made by Flint's Receivership Transition Advisory Board at their meeting next week, August 10th.