Tyrone trash service transition begins

AMWaste has begun delivering new trash collection carts to Tyrone residents, for service that begins in January. Courtesy Town of Tyrone
AMWaste has begun delivering new trash collection carts to Tyrone residents, for service that begins in January. Courtesy Town of Tyrone

Credit: Courtesy Town of Tyrone

Credit: Courtesy Town of Tyrone

Tyrone’s trash and recycling service provider transition for residential customers is now underway. The town recently announced a switch from using Republic to a new company called AMWaste, which officials said is meant to improve service and reduce costs. AMWaste will be delivering collection carts to customers by Dec. 18, along with a welcome packet in a bag attached to the cart. The packet provides details about the new service, as well as contact information for the company’s customer service department.

AMWaste will begin its Monday-Thursday residential service starting Jan. 4; pickup days will be designated based on location, and each customer’s pickup day will be noted in the welcome packet. Under the new service, residents will no longer have to separate their trash and recycling in separate bins; AMWaste’s sorting facility does that after collection.

Town Manager Brandon Perkins said Republic customers should leave their trash carts outside after their last day of service in 2020 so that Republic can start collecting them, but he noted that the process could take several days.

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