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Fort Wayne, Ind., Considers New Trash Tracker Position

One councilman is looking to create a new, temporary position to manage missed trash pickups in Fort Wayne, despite a recent decline in missed pickups.

A councilman in Fort Wayne, Ind., is looking to create a new position to better manage missed trash calls and pickups from hauler Red River Waste Solutions.

The proposed position, according to a Wane.com report, would be funded through fines collected from Red River. Right now, according to Councilman Russ Jehl, the city has one employee who spends about a third of the time dealing with missed trash.

However, the report notes that according to the city's website, which tracks missed pickups, the number of complaints dropped from November to December 2018. The last month of 2018 had the smallest amount of verified missed calls, noted the report.

Wane.com has more details:

A Fort Wayne councilman wants to create a new position to keep tabs on Red River Waste Solutions.

Councilman Russ Jehl gave out a letter at Tuesday's council meeting outlining a plan for a temporary new position. He says the new hire would keep track of missed trash calls the council receives and check-in with Red River to see if the garbage was picked up.

City Council Letter For New Position "There remains a major problem that when garbage is missed, then Red River considers it to be optional to follow up on picking up that missed garbage. This would help identify where those high risk, high frequency misses are at and then proactively keep track of that." said Jehl.

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