By Bryan Boggiano
It’s garbage season, and more.
Pro waste announced Tuesday that residents can expect later-than-usual pickup times for garbage and recycling collection.
The announcement comes as the company experiences staff shortages linked to the pandemic ahead of Christmas.
“As we work to complete all of our residential and commercial routes, we ask that you be patient with solid waste collection and / or recycling later than usual or missed,” Waste Pro said in a statement. .
If Waste Pro is not serving a neighborhood as planned, they advise residents to leave their blue or green bins outside the next day.
The city commission previously raised concerns about Waste Pro’s delays in collection services at its July 28 meeting, when it discussed the rate increases. At the time, staff said the waste collection industry had significant effects related to COVID, ranging from staff shortages to higher volumes of waste.
City staff also discussed ways to ensure timely service. At the July 28 meeting, Director of Public Works John Norris said the city was pushing to hire more vehicles. He also noted that more trucks will become available as another undisclosed city terminates its contract with Waste Pro.
Despite the dilemmas Waste Pro faced, Norris said his pandemic issues were affecting other players in the garbage collection industry and their customer service had improved.
At the same time, the company announced it was training more employees, offering hiring bonuses, and hiring a full-time recruiter to focus on Southeast Florida.
In September, Waste Pro announced the expansion of sorting and bulk collection from three to five days per week. The days of solid waste collection and recycling remained the same.
The only day that there will be no pickup service is December 25. The delays will affect parts of northern and western Coral Springs, including Wyndham Lakes, Glenwood and Kensington. For a complete map and schedule of the household garbage service, click here.
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A journalism graduate from the University of Florida, Bryan is pursuing his master’s degree in geosciences at Florida International University. He has a strong interest in weather, entertainment and journalism.