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Fort Wayne, Ind., Fines Red River Waste Solutions $65K

The hauler was fined for not meeting benchmarks outlined in its contract.

Red River Waste Solutions, a waste and recycling hauler that began servicing Fort Wayne, Ind., on January 2, has been fined a total of $65,000 for not meeting benchmarks outlined in its contract and claiming that there was an adjustment period for new providers.

The contract states that the hauler cannot miss more than one household for every 1,000 households per week or face a $100 fine for each. The contract also says that a $100 fine will be issued if an entire street or neighborhood is missed once in a three-month period.

It’s unclear which benchmarks the hauler failed to meet, but dozens of residents have reported problems with collection services.

In an effort to resolve this issue, Red River will appear before Fort Wayne City Council on June 19.

WANE has more information:

The city of Fort Wayne has fined its garbage and recycling contractor $65,000 for not meeting benchmarks outlined in its contract, while still claiming there was an "adjustment period" for new providers.

The city said in a news release Tuesday that Red River Waste Solutions was fined $15,000 in April, and an additional $50,000 for May for "not meeting certain benchmarks as outlined in the garbage and recycling contract." Red River took over the city's garbage and recycling contract on Jan. 2.

Since then, dozens of residents around the city have reported issues with trash and recycling collection.

Read the full story here.

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