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Collection Getting Back on Track

We will be putting on extra shifts, employing temporary workers and streamlining operations in order to restore the timely and efficient collection service that our residents deserve.

—DEH Director Roydell Carter

Department of Environmental Health (DEH) officials are working hard to return to regularly scheduled garbage collection by next week.

Apologizing to the public for pick-up delays, DEH Director Roydell Carter explained that the problem was caused by a shortage of collection personnel.

"However, we will be putting on extra shifts, employing temporary workers and streamlining operations in order to restore the timely and efficient collection service that our residents deserve.

"We are also in the process of hiring permanent staff to ensure that there is no recurrence of this situation," Mr. Carter said.

He added that crews are already on the road working to clear up the garbage backlog.

"Residents should begin to see a return to the normal twice-weekly pick-up schedule by early next week. I know it has been difficult, but I am asking everyone to bear with us as we work to resolve the problem," Mr. Carter concluded.

For further information contact: Tania Johnson - DEH