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September 9, 2013

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — In other work session proceedings, changes may be coming to trash pickup. At least to those living in the Military Park neighborhood, that is.

After being contacted by Allied Waste Management, the town’s refuse collection contractor, the board is debating changing the pickup date from Tuesday to Monday.

“(They’re) saying if they can change the route, they’d be more efficient,” Supervisor Steve Richards said. “They want to reduce the number of days they’re collecting in the town.”

The shift, if approved at the Niagara Town Board’s Sept. 17 regular meeting, would be limited to 30 days. Boardmembers agreed to the temporary change contingent on being able to review any issues or problems which may arise.

Councilman Rob Clark questioned the efficiency of the company given its current collection schedule. He said there’s issues residents have expressed concerning items not being taken from the street pickup despite contractual obligations.

He said he’s heard about drivers not picking up large items, telling residents they can’t pick up their garbage and not being on time. A situation last week caused some garbage removal to occur at night, he said.

Though it was a one-time incident, some of the reports he’s gotten concern him, he said.

“They can’t even do it right in their current schedule,” he said. “And they want to do it in one less day? If they want to be more efficient, they should pick up the trash.”

Contact reporter Timothy Chipp at 282-2311, ext. 2251 or follow on Twitter @timchipp.

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