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Cullman County, Ala., Files Suit to Shut Down Three Competing Garbage Companies

Three companies have been providing residents and businesses with services even though a resolution states that the county commission is the sole provider of solid waste collection services within Cullman County.

Last week, the Cullman County, Ala., Commission authorized County Attorney Chad Floyd to file a complaint against three garbage companies for providing services illegally to residents.

A resolution passed years ago states that the county commission is the sole provider of solid waste collection services within Cullman County, but two companies have placed roll-off containers and dumpsters at county construction sites and one company has begun running a residential collection route on the east side of the county.

The Cullman Times has more details:

Cullman County is going after three competitors providing residential garbage pickup and dumpster rentals locally, seeking a court order to shut down their operations.

Last week, the Cullman County Commission authorized County Attorney Chad Floyd to file a complaint against the three companies, which were not publicly identified due to the pending litigation. The county contends they are providing services illegally to residents.

“The county passed a resolution years ago that states that the county commission is the sole provider of solid waste collection services within the bounds of Cullman County,” Floyd said. “This is based on a state law that allows commissions to pass such a resolution.”

Read the full story here.

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