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Republic Services Issues Statement about Stopped Trash Services in Flint, Mich.

Republic has responded to the service disruption by apologizing for the inconvenience it may cause residents.

In June, Republic Services’ contract with the City of Flint was set to come to an end, leaving the city’s trash service in limbo. Flint Mayor Karen Weaver had recommended Rizzo Environmental Services to take over the city’s trash services, but she was ruled out by the council who voted 8-1 against her recommendation.

On July 29, a Genesee County Circuit Court ruling stated that Weaver could choose between Republic continuing its services or suspend trash collection altogether until further court action. The mayor chose to suspend the collection services, once again leaving the city’s trash service in limbo.

Republic has responded to the service disruption by apologizing for the inconvenience it may cause residents.

MLive has more details:

Republic Services of Flint has issued a statement hours ahead of a deadline for trash to stopped being picked up in the city after a disagreement between Mayor Karen Weaver and council members on what company should perform the service.

Service is due to be disrupted beginning Monday, Aug. 1, according to a statement from Weaver's office Saturday that asked residents to not set out their trash at the curb "to prevent animals from disturbing it and make the situation worse."

The waste collection service's statement notes a Genesee County Circuit Court ruling on July 29 that Weaver could choose between Republic Services continuing waste collection for the city or suspend collection until further court action.

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