The transition from one residential waste hauler to another has hit a snag in Canton.
“Recycling containers are an area where we simply did not have good execution, and I will take the blame for this mistake,” City Manager Billy Peppers said in a letter to residents posted on the city’s website.
On Oct. 1, the city’s trash hauler changed to Advanced Disposal from Waste Management. Due to incomplete records on households recycling, “the initial deployment of 65-gallon rolling carts will be far less than what our customers expect,” Peppers said.
During the up to six weeks it may take to get new carts delivered, 18-gallon recycling totes are being distributed.
“We will make sure that our roll-off site at 2525 Ridge Road can accommodate your recycling needs with single-stream options for you to use on Fridays or Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.,” Peppers said. Also, “a new glass recycling service is being added to the Ridge Road site for residents, as glass is not an accepted material for curbside recycling.”