BREVARD COUNTY, FL. – Residents in unincorporated Brevard County are advised to get their trash curbside by 6 a.m. due to new routes and service adjustments being implemented by Waste Management.
Six days into its new franchise agreement with the County, Waste Management is utilizing an influx of veteran drivers and new drivers to enhance its solid waste collection efforts throughout unincorporated Brevard County.
It’s a move that will enhance service, but might also alter collection times on some its routes, a company official told the Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday.
During Tuesday night’s Commission meeting, company spokeswoman Dina Reider-Hicks said the company has added routes and is utilizing veteran drivers from other areas of the county, as well as brand new drivers, as part of its Brevard team.
“With adding these new routes at this time, no residential services are changing,” she said. “However, residents may see our trucks arriving at different times in their service day than they have seen in the past seven years.”
Reider-Hicks said trucks may arrive earlier than what residents may have typically seen, or – in some cases – possibly later.
“What this means is that we remind residents that all refuse must be curbside prior to 6 a.m. and remain curbside until 8 p.m., as the trucks may be arriving at different times,” she said.
On Oct. 1, Waste Management began a new seven-year contract with the county. Commissioners have received complaints in recent months of missed collections, which the company has blamed on manpower shortages resulting from the COVID-19 public health pandemic.
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