• Jonathan Edwards

Plymouth Trashpocolypse 2021: Details and what is going on.

*update - Monday, April 12, 2021* Half of Plymouth Borough is covered in trash that was supposed to be picked up by County Waste on Friday morning. What is happening, when is it going to be fixed and will anyone from the Borough publicly address the situation?


April 8th, 2021 [evening]

Plymouth residents put their trash out to be picked up the following morning.

April 9th, 2021 [morning]

County Waste is a no-show. Trash remains on the street.

April 9th, 2021 [afternoon]

Mary Jarrett posts on Plymouth Suggestion Box that she has contacted County Waste and they have promised to pick the trash up first thing Saturday morning. She also suggested that they join the Plymouth Suggestion Box facebook group to make it easier to communicate delays to residents.

April 10th, 2021 [morning]

County Waste is a no-show again. No one can reach them.

April 10th, 2021 [afternoon]

•Multiple attempts to reach County Waste have failed. Their facebook page and website both suggest that "All services in your area are running on time" -Trash remains on the street.

Mayoral Candidate, Jonathan Edwards (that's me!) publicly proposes that Plymouth Council make an ordinance requiring waste removal companies apply for permits and notify the Borough and the public in advance of any changes or delays in service.

April 10th, 2021 [early evening]

•News starts filtering in that County Waste was purchased by GFL Enviromental inc. in Lake Ariel, PA.

Plymouth Councilperson Adam Morehart announces in the private facebook group Plymouth Suggestion Box, that the Council is aware of the situation and working on a plan to switch the borough over to single-pickup. ETA: unknown.

April 11th, 2021

•trash remains on the street.

April 12th, 2021 [morning]

•Plymouths current Mayor stated in a post in the private group Plymouth Suggestion Box, that he has spoken to County Waste and they promised pickup by the end of day.

-He also said he had encouraged them to attend the City Council meeting, on the 20th, asked them to join Plymouth Suggestion Box and submit updates to the Borough so they could update the Plymouth Borough facebook page. (oddly, this announcement was not made on the Plymouth Borough facebook page)

April 12th, 2021 [afternoon]

•The trash is officially being picked up (at least all the bags who's stickers haven't been stolen). Now it's time to clean up the streets.

I will update this timeline as new information becomes available.

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