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Greensboro Homeowners, Businesses Confused Over Trash Pickup, Communication With Town

Posted: Updated: Jul 24, 2019 3:30 AM -04:00

GREENSBORO, Md. - Greensboro homeowners say they've been dealing with a messy situation involving their trash.

In the last month, they say the town has already switched trash companies twice.

Many say it's not the changes that bothers them, but the lack of communication from the town that needs cleaning up.

Bins overflowing with trash were a common sight to see on Tuesday in the tiny town. It's been a frustrating situation for people like Tom McKnight.

"The trash was supposed to be picked up last week," McKnight said. "As you can see, it hasn't been."

It's the same for others like Gary Wyatt, who had no choice but to collect and use his own trash bins and throw out the trash himself.

"I cleaned it all up yesterday," Wyatt said.

Businesses too have been affected.

"Some trash was picked up and some trash wasn't, it was just a mess," Laura Harris of Rowe Insurance said.

McKnight and others say the town first posted about the trash service change only through social media, failing to notify others in town without access. After weeks had passed, many say trash bins were still missing and plenty of trash hadn't been picked up.

Because of that, the town now says it has moved onto a third company, telling WBOC in an email the trash and recycle bins will be provided Aug. 5-7. Service will begin this week. Fliers "will be mailed to residents and posted online today," according to Town Clerk Nicole Armour.

Armour says shes admits there was some miscommunication in informing homeowners and businesses about the trash service change.

She adds that they plan on mailing out fliers and continuing to notify people online.

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