Posted Oct 18, 2006 at 01:05 AM
Updated Oct 18, 2006 at 01:07 AM
After logging thousands of customer complaints about missed garbage and recycling pickups, Hillsborough County is expected today to adopt incentives for waste haulers to provide better service. The three companies that pick up trash and recyclables in unincorporated Hillsborough County will face hundreds and possibly thousands of dollars in fines for missing customers or not finishing routes.
What do you think - does this mean good riddance to bad rubbish? Tell us about your experiences with the county’s trash-collection service.
Posted by Robert Cerajewski, Largo,FL on 10/19 at 07:58 AM
So smelly is the situation the only real incentives they need is to give good service or lose their liscense to operate.
My employer owns a few rental units and homes and is plagued by non-pickups in the unincorporated areas in spite of fat fees.
Now he has chosen to change to another company in hopes his tennants will have better service.
Posted by Kirk Slater, Hillborough County on 10/18 at 08:11 AM
To reward contracted trash haulers with an incentive bonus for good service is the same as sending Tampa Electric an extra $20.00 along with your bill for a month when the power did not go off. This is one of the most assinine decisions yet to come out of the county. We pay for good service up front and the taxpayers should not have to pay a “bonus” for good service.
Posted by Harold Moore, Tampa on 10/18 at 07:12 AM
Perhaps the trash people should consolidate, like the bus companies are considering. Then we’ll have PHART (Pinellas Hillsborough Area Rapid Transit) and PHAT (Pinellas Hiillsborough Area Trash) IF we combine the management of the two, we will have several PHAT PHARTS taking care of all our problems.
Posted by Joan Morales, 15370 Apache Drive on 10/18 at 03:33 AM
The new conditions sound good. There needs to accountability and added fines for not delivering service is fair. However, I am amazed that the men who collect our garbage are paid such low wages. They need to pay them more for doing a job that is needed but not attractive. I thought they were being something like $20 per hour.
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