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TRASH COLLECTION: Confusion creates container controversy

May 17, 2013

SOUTH WHITLEY — Since Advance Disposal started servicing trash pick up in the town of South Whitley, residents have experienced a bit of a learning curve when knowing what will and won’t be hauled away.

Even town council members were confused by what the agreement signed between the town and Advance Disposal had specified.

Residents who attended Tuesday’s town council meeting offered numerous concerns with the new service. There were some issues with the collection containers being too big at 96 gallons.

“Do you know how much room those take up in your garage?” asked a resident at the meeting.

Other customers found that the container was too tall or too bulky to manage for the elderly.

Town Manager Dave Wilkinson said some townspeople had gone as far as to return the containers.

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