Flint’s Mayor Says There Will Be No Trash Collection Until Further Notice

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City officials are asking residents to not sit trash out until further notice.

Flint Mayor Karen Weaver’s office issued a July 30 statement announcing that the city no longer has trash service and garbage will not be picked up starting Monday.

“Due to the circumstances, there will be no trash pick-up in the city starting this Monday, Aug. 1, 2016,” said the statement sent by Flint spokeswoman Kristin Moore. “Until a new agreement is officially in place, we ask the residents not set their trash out at the curb to prevent animals from disturbing it and make the situation worse.”

The announcement comes after the city’s contract with Republic Services expired on July 29 at 5 p.m. The trash contract has been an ongoing dispute since June when the Flint City Council voted against Weaver’s recommendation to award a $17.5-million-trash contract to Rizzo Environmental Services.

Initially, council members said they wanted to research the company and some members also questioned Rizzo’s ties to former Mayor Woodrow Stanley and potential ties the company may have in Canada.


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