By Mayor Curt Garretson

I want to apologize on behalf of the Town of Grantsville for the recent disruption in trash service to your business or residence. The Town of Grantsville, up until a month ago, had one garbage truck and one trash truck operator.

At this time, we have neither.

The condition of the trash truck has been in a steady decline for the past few years. The state of the garbage truck at this time could not be ignored any longer.

It was becoming a safety and health hazard to the community. The culmination of these problems left the council with only two viable options.

The first was to buy a new truck and continue services. The second was to contract with Waste Management.

Buying a new truck would leave the town with a long term loan for the purchase of a replacement. This, along with the need to provide the town a reliable service made this choice the less desirable one.

Contracting out with Waste Management will provide the community with a service that is both professional and reliable.

With this agreement, The Town of Grantsville will no longer have to worry if the trash truck will make it through the route that week.

If we have the man power necessary to pick up the trash for that particular day, how much it will cost to continue to keep the truck on the road for that month.

Along with the reliability issues of running a truck that was considered by most to be dangerous, contracting the trash service with Waste Management was really the only choice we had.

Many towns our size (Glenville, Spencer), went out of the trash business years ago. We were fortunate to be able to provide this service as long as we were able to.

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