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Trash pickup expected on schedule in Standish

By James Kuch
News Editor | news@arenacindependent.com
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STANDISH — Standish residents’ trash should be picked up at its normally scheduled time following a fire at Sunrise Disposal in Tawas.

Interim City Manager Curt Hillman said the company told the city that trash will be picked up at normal times starting Monday, Sept 19.

“They have rented four trucks from Ohio to use until new trucks they have purchased arrive,” he said.

Hillman said the company is unsure of the quality of the trucks and there could still be some delays in trash pickup in the city.

“Some of these trucks may need to be checked or have some repairs done,” he said. “That is something the company has told us they are waiting to see for themselves.”

A fire the weekend of Sept. 10-11 left Sunrise Disposal without any trucks or a building, according to Hillman.

Hillman urged people to “have patience” if there are any future delays in trash pickup.

“We have had a number of people call and ask what the problem is,” he said. “There still may be some things that need to be fixed, but we want people to know that if their trash is not picked up on time, all they need to do is leave it out by the road and it will be taken care of.”

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Good thing we hit the ground running, because my trash was not picked up on time, a day late, why waste time putting the article in the paper when it is wrong?

Thursday, September 22, 2011 | Report this

Stevie19, The article was not incorrect. First of all, we printed the information that was given to us. Secondly, the headline states that trash pickup is "expected" on time. It does not say that it is guaranteed to be on time. Finally, the last quote from Curt Hillman, “There still may be some things that need to be fixed, but we want people to know that if their trash is not picked up on time, all they need to do is leave it out by the road and it will be taken care of.”

He states right there that trash pickup still may be late, but that they will get to it.

Our article was not incorrect because it never stated that trash was guaranteed to be picked up on time.

Thank you

Eric Young

Managing Editor

Thursday, September 22, 2011 | Report this

Mr. Young:

The article may be correct, in as much as posting an article stating the "Sky is blue" would also be functionally correct, yet both are devoid of details that may illuminate the issue.

AFAIK, we've seen no reports as to why Sunshine Disposal's place burned down in what was apparently a major conflagration, we've seen no reports as to why they're renting apparently beat-up trucks from Ohio that "may need to be checked or have repairs done" and after this catastrophe, we've seen no reports as to the long-term viability of Sunshine or their ability to uphold their end of the contract going forward. Will their insurance claim engender higher fees for residents in the future? Further, should the sun set on Sunshine, what can the residents expect from the next trash hauler who comes in to replace them? Will it be cheaper or more expensive?

How about some news instead of just parroting whatever you're told?

Sunday, September 25, 2011 | Report this

Here Here, My Buffalo Friend

Monday, September 26, 2011 | Report this

Also not to mention the debacle when that company took over the city trash pickup, late pickups, an explaination that the company was not quite ready to take over, but the were ready and able to bid on the services. Then the wonderful little change in the size of the recepticles, probably 20% smaller than the old dumpsters. This allows trash to need to be set next to the dumpster, where animals, the wind and everything else blows it around the city. Sometimes low bidder is not the best bidder!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011 | Report this

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