Pinson Council discusses new trash removal services, Second Amendment Resolution

Pinson Council discusses new trash removal services, Second Amendment Resolution

PINSON — Pinson Mayor Joe Cochran gave an update concerning the city’s new trash removal contract during the regularly scheduled Pinson City Council meeting Thursday, April 15, 2021. The city held a special-called meeting on April 8 where the council accepted bids and awarded the city’s residential trash contract to Waste Management Services. “We do have a contract in place,” Cochran said. “We’ve had no pushback from the contractor, which is Advanced Disposal, owned by Waste Management. We feel confident that we’re going to have better service moving forward over the next three years. There’s some automation being put into place, not only with the trucks having automated boom arms to collect the trash, but also with automated mapping systems to help make sure that they don’t miss a pickup.” Cochran said that there has been some confusion concerning unincorporated properties and Amwaste, the company that Jefferson County contracts with for garbage services. “We can tell you that there is a number of people that live in and around Pinson that aren’t necessarily Pinson incorporated,” he said. “If you will call city hall at (205) 680-5556, we will answer your call, you give us your address and we will tell you if you are in the city of Pinson or not and who your trash service should be with. That’s going to be your best way to get that information.” Anyone who is currently unincorporated can petition to annex into the city if they are interested in receiving the […]

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