Pardon Our Mess: Garbage collection

WHERE: Richmond Hill Road

WHAT: An Inland Services Corp. garbage hauler servicing Richmond Hill Road for Augusta Solid Waste got off the truck twice but made no effort to retrieve or empty a nearby overturned city garbage can or to close lids left open by the truck’s hydraulic lift.

WHO’S RESPONSIBLE: Augusta Environmental Services

ACTION PROMISED: “Based on that video, I would want him to close the lid,” said Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson. “If he didn’t get out of the truck, I wouldn’t have that expectation.” As for the toppled can, Johnson said: “I would have expected (the driver) to have identified it as a problem. You could argue that the citizen didn’t put it out properly for collection. We’ve got a contract person who’s out evaluating citizen concerns, and we’re trying to rectify them.”

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