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Walnutport again discusses trash pickup

Published September 11. 2018 12:18PM

After fielding various complaints from residents on trash pickup, Walnutport met with its trash collector Thursday.

Larry Wittig, president of Tamaqua Transfer, told council he’s more involved with their municipality than any of the others his company serves.

Wittig said he doesn’t believe he’s been appreciated for going above and beyond what’s stated in the contract the borough has with his company.

Further, Wittig said he’s taken offense to some of the comments and snide remarks he’s heard in the past.

Councilman David Stankovic said he understood Wittig’s situation.

“We nitpick too much on you,” Stankovic said.

Councilman Michael Gaston complimented Wittig on the contract.

Likewise, Mayor Wayne Weidner said the fire company appreciates Wittig looking out for them.

Councilwoman Patrice Hunsicker said there have been residents who have asked the borough to get out of the contract with Tamaqua Transfer.

Hunsicker then thanked Wittig for taking the time to discuss the matter with council.

Stankovic assured Wittig that what the residents have to say and what council has to say are different.

The borough has been plagued with complaints from the community concerning garbage and recycling pickup for months.

Council hired Tamaqua Transfer last year to save money and improve customer service for residents.

Due to the change in companies, collection day was changed from Wednesday to Monday morning with every other Monday slated for recycling pickup.

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