Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Wants one week credit for every trash day compromised.
Avon and Avon Lake customers of Republic Services will be getting a refund. Avon Lake Councilman Dan Bucci drafted a letter signed by Mayor Greg Zilka and six of the seven council members requesting a refund for the two weeks Republic Services was on strike. The letter was sent to David Kidder, Republic Services spokesman. Residents in Avon and Avon Lake were reporting trash still had not been picked up one full week after local Republic Services workers went on a second strike in April. The letter said the “sympathy strike” concerning the ongoing labor dispute in Youngstown between Republic Services and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 377, has caused "great inconvenience" to Avon Lake residents, noting the company failed …
Sunday, April 21, 2013
Strike left trash on treelawns all weekend.
Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka notified city leaders trash pickup will "return to normal" on Monday, April 22. Zilka said he talked to (Republic/Allied Services representatitve) Dave Kidder Saturday afternoon who reported that trash workers will be back at work Monday morning. "Residents should expect service returning to normal on Monday," Zilka said in an email. Service workers finished picking up recyclables from throughout the city on Saturday except in the blue cart area in the southeast quadrant of the city. "We appreciate the patience of the residents as they have endured this inconvenience," Zilka said in his email. In Avon, trash, but not recyclables, was picked up on Saturday and Sunday. Trash pickup has been delayed to all Republic/…
Friday, April 19, 2013
No recyclables, please.
The city of Avon said at 4 p.m. on April 19 that Republic/Allied Services will be picking up trash on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21. Residents should put out their blue trash containers. Recyclables will not be collected. Trash pickup has been delayed to all Republic/Allied Services customers in Ohio and three other states this past week after local sanitation workers went on strike again "in sympathy" with striking Youngstown Republic workers. Earlier this week, a Republic representative said non-union, out-of-state workers would be driving sanitation trucks this week to pick up trash. Pickup was delayed in Avon Lake, with residents in parts of the city still without trash service as of Friday morning.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Republic Services workers in Ohio, 3 other states also striking in show of solidarity. Check back this afternoon for an update on when pickup will resume.
UPDATED April 15, 1:43 pm The city of Avon is reporting there will be no trash pickup April 15 and 16, however Republic Services Area Marketing Manager David Kidder said it wasn't definite yet. "Tomorrow is still a questions mark,” Kidder said Monday afternoon. “Does it look real good we’re going to pick up tomorrow? No. I don’t know that 100 percent at this point." Replacement drivers are currently picking up "emergency pickup" for hospitals and schools. Trash on the curb may need to be brought back in. Check back soon for updates. -------- Trash workers in Lorain County are again on strike Monday, April 15, marking the second time this month trash pickup will at the best, be delayed in Lorain County. “We got a call this morning,” …
Thursday, December 6, 2012
City proposing $15 fee for a license.
After several homeowners expressed concern over safety and having items accidentally removed from homes by scavengers, the city is hoping to approve legislation that will require scavengers to be licensed. “The concept wasn’t to remove the scavengers…but wanted to take into effect concerns,” City Council President Martin O’Donnell said. The legislation is based off of Fairview Park’s legislation. The city is suggesting the cost of a license be $15 per year, an amount O’Donnell said was reasonable and not prohibitive. O’Donnell said residents approached council last year concerned that scavengers were taken items not meant for the trash, were leaving trash in disarray and were turning concerning residents that scavenger trucks appeared to …