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GARBAGE COLLECTION CONCERNS

12/2/2021

The City of Ellsworth has received numerous calls and complaints regarding the new trash collector offering service in town and why the City is not allowing the service to collect. First and foremost, we would like to set the record straight. The City is not denying any new services. Per City Ordinance Chapter 106, there is a process to which solid waste collectors must follow. The process includes obtaining and completing an application for a license, proof of liability insurance and several other important key factors. The City Council must also be given the opportunity to examine the documents for accuracy and proper environmental conformity before approving or disapproving the application and license. Unfortunately, there has been no previous discussion or permission given within the City regarding the new service. While we understand residents are the ones now suffering due to the lack of communication from the collector, we ask for understanding and patience as we attempt to address and move forward in the correct manner. The sections pertaining to current solid waste collection polices per the City of Ellsworth's ordinance are attached below for your reference and will hopefully aid in dispelling any negative actions towards the City of Ellsworth. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact City Hall during normal business hours at 515-836-4751. Thank you.

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