Fort Wayne mailing new Red River trash day reminders

Red River Waste Solutions will be operating new routes beginning November 5.

Posted: Oct. 24, 2018 9:05 PM
Updated: Oct. 25, 2018 6:35 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - Fort Wayne trash customers need to be on the look-out for post cards informing them of new trash days.

Red River Waste Solutions will be operating new routes beginning November 5.

City leaders said this should greatly improve trash service.

However, people living in the Hunter's Point neighborhood on the northeast side are cautiously optimistic.

Keith Roddy's trash said his trash was missed last week.

He said Red River collected trash across the street Saturday, but no one came to collect his.

As of 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, his scheduled trash day, his trash can was overflowing.

"This is not the first time it's happened. I'm hoping it will make a difference," he told FOX 55.

Red River has consistently missed trash collections across the city since its contract began in January.

From April through July, the company was fined $294,200, more than times as much Republic Services was fined all of last year.

"That's a long time for things to not change. I know change happens over time, but this is a situation where you would think it is a quick turn around to get it fixed," Roddy said.

About half the city will get a new trash day beginning November 5.

"I'm hoping it makes a huge difference because my trash has been here for about a good week. I'm fed up with and the neighbors are fed up with it," Roddy said.

You can find your new trash day on the city's website.

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