County places garbage complaints on the minutes

Published 1:30 pm Tuesday, November 21, 2023

BROOKHAVEN — Lincoln County Board of Supervisors voted to place garbage complaints on the official board minutes at the tail end of Monday’s regularly scheduled meeting. Arrow Disposal Services Incorporated have had a tough year in Lincoln County. 

Complaints about missed garbage pickups have been a frequent topic in County and Brookhaven Board of Aldermen meetings. The latest trash update came in September as the supervisors said it would try to work through issues. 

ADSI cited labor turnover and trucks breaking down as the biggest reason behind delayed pickups of trash in previous meetings. A copy of the complaints showed several Lincoln County residents had their trash can taken in District 4. 

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One resident complained they never received their trash can and another complained a renter took their trash can. Randy Davis of Calvary Drive said the garbage people took his trash can. A resident at Hurricane Lake reported twice they did not have any can for trash. 

Trash was also not picked up on Big Creek, Hart, part of Arlington, some of the homes on Auburn, Sunflower or West Lincoln. 

Lincoln County administrator Daniel Calcote clarified the trash cans that were taken were actually personal trash cans and not ADSI cans. District 4 Supervisor Eddie Brown had a personal trash can for overflow trash taken by ADSI. 

Calcote said Brown wanted to start keeping record of trash complaints moving forward. Lincoln County’s contract with ADSI expires in September 2024 and more discussion about garbage pickup will likely come over the next year.