• City catching up on trash pickup after storm

    By: Scott Wickersham


    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The snow has nearly melted across Charlotte days after the big storm, but what hasn't gone away are all the trash cans waiting to be emptied, leaving homeowners frustrated.

    "There was no message when they will pick it up,” said Karl Fink, a south Charlotte resident. “So it’s been collecting and overflowing into the street.”
    Valerie Glover said, "My recycle bin is overflowing. I'm throwing away things I would normally recycle."
    Charlotte is collecting recycling on a color orange schedule this week, and officials are telling people to leave their bins out starting Monday until they get emptied.
    Solid Waste Assistant Director Rodney Jamison said they were helping to clear snow instead of picking up trash.
    Now, they're trying to catch up.
    "Garbage will go on its regular collection day," Jamison said. “Anything outside the containers will also be collected by our crews."
    So this one time, residents can leave bags on the ground that won't fit inside the bin.

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