Fairview Park Mayor Eileen Patton issued a letter to residents Tuesday morning regarding trash collection, which has been affected by a workers’ strike at Republic Services, the city’s trash contractor. The letter is below:
In response to the multi-day work stoppage initiated by the union employees of Republic Waste Services, the City of Fairview Park has developed alternate arrangements for the pickup and disposal of yard waste and bulk rubbish this week.
Employees of the Fairview Park Service Department will begin driving the city today, April 16, and manually collecting yard waste and bulk items only. The Service workers will be following the routes used by Republic, beginning with homes whose collection day is Monday. These workers will continue to work until the job is done, but please be aware that collection may take multiple days.
For residents that have already placed items curbside this week:
Yard waste and bulk items will be collected by city workers as soon as possible. Please leave these items on your curb.
According to the City’s last communication with Republic, temporary workers will be sent out by Republic beginning tomorrow, April 17, for the collection of rubbish only.
For the duration of this work stoppage, the City is asking that all green recycling bins be rolled back in until next week.
For residents that have not yet placed items curbside this week:
The City is asking that, if possible, residents refrain from placing out any yard waste, bulk items, and green recycling bins until next week.
As for rubbish, the City recommends placing blue bins curbside on your normal collection day. According to the City’s last communication with Republic, temporary workers will be sent out by Republic beginning tomorrow, April 17, for the collection of rubbish only.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as the City deals with the consequences of the Republic work stoppage. As always, we at City Hall are at your service and will work diligently solve this problem. Any questions can be directed to 440-356-4411. The City’s website, www.fairviewpark.org, will also be updated with information as it becomes available.
Mayor Eileen Ann Patton