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Supervisors express displeasure with new garbage collector
from Staff Reports - NEWS
January 8, 2019 -

By John Mott Coffey 

NATCHEZ, Miss. – Adams County supervisors expressed displeasure Monday with the service of their new garbage collector.

Metro Service Group, a New Orleans-based company, has been on the job a little over one month picking up trash for Adams County residents living outside Natchez. However, county supervisors said Metro has been inconsistent and unreliable in following the pickup schedules and routes for hauling away the household garbage.

While Metro could be afforded a “grace period” as it familiarizes itself with the new job, county board President Calvin Butler said he’s not happy with how it performed during its first month in Adams County. While December had bad weather and the holiday season, he said, Metro should still have carried out the work the board contracted it to do.

Metro Service Group bested Waste Pro and four other bidders seeking the county waste-collection contract last year when the Board of Supervisors selected Metro. The new contract took effect Dec. 1.

Florida-based Waste Pro had been Adams County’s trash collector since 2013. Its service deteriorated after it lost the contract to Metro, according to county supervisors, and Metro took over a week or so earlier than the contract called for.

The county board had been paying Waste Pro about $600,000 a year for curbside pickup of trash for the 5,500 or so Adams County households outside Natchez. For the fiscal year that began Oct. 1, the board budgeted about $90,000 more than last year for the county’s garbage-collection service. | © 2014 | All Rights Reserved
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