JOIN US LIVE FROM TOWN HALL. MAYOR CHOKWE ANTAR LUMUMBA (4670) 1:52-2:03 “IF NO DECISION TO PAY RICHARDS COME, THEN I THINK WE HAVE TO FACE THE PROBABILITY THAT GARBAGE WILL STOP BEING COLLECTED ON MONDAY.” (BUTT SOTS) 2:27-2:31 COUNCILOR ASHBY FOOTE “WE WILL WORK VERY HARD TO GET THIS RESOLVED WITHIN THE NEXT 48 HOURS.” JACKSON CITY COUNCIL SPENDING PART OF THEIR THURSDAY AFTERNOON IN CAMERA DISCUSSING NEXT STEPS AFTER NEWS OF RICHARD’S DISPOSAL STOPPING LITTER COLLECTION THIS WEEKEND. THIS AFFECTS MUNICIPAL SPACES AS WELL AS 150,000 RESIDENTS WHO RELY ON THEIR COLLECTION SCHEDULE TWICE A WEEK. WE TALKED TO RESIDENTS TO RESPOND TO NEW ORLEANS-BASED COMPANY’S TERMINATION OF SERVICES; MANY WHO HAVE HAD A POSITIVE EXPERIENCE. GLENDA WINDFIELD- JACKSON (INTERVIEW 1) :24-:30 “AS A RESIDENT CUSTOMER, I WAS SATISFIED WITH THEIR SERVICE. I HAVE NO COMPLAINTS.” (BUTT SOTS) THERESA MCCALL (INTERVIEW 2) 2:28-2:44 “IT’S DECONTRACTING TO SEE THIS. AND NOW IT IS. AND NOW IT’S GOING TO BE DECONTRACTING TO SEE ABOVE THE TROUBLES OF L “WATER AND NOW WE ARE GOING TO LIVE IN A DIRT ENVIRONMENT. IT’S NOT FAVORABLE TO OUR HEALTH. IT JUST IS NOT.” THIS COMES AFTER THE YEAR-LONG EMERGENCY CAME INTO ACTION ON APRIL 1, SOMETHING THE CITY COUNCIL HAS NEVER APPROVED. NOW A LAWYER FOR THE ELIMINATION OF RICHARD FILING A MOTION ASKING A JUDGE TO PAY THE CITY MORE THAN $4.8 MILLION FOR THEIR SERVICES. MAYOR LUMUMBA SUGGESTING ONE WAY TO PREVENT GARBAGE ACCUMULATION IS TO GET THE COMMUNITY INVOLVED… MAYOR CHOKWE ANTAR LUMUMBA (4670) 1:23-1:35 “MONDAY IF THE GARBAGE IS NOT COLLECTED, I BELIEVE THE JACKSON RESIDENTS SHOULD CONTACT YOUR COUNCIL MEMBERS AND TELL THEM THEY WANT TO SEE THEIR WASTE COLLECTED AND THEY WANT RICHARD’S CONTRACT APPROVED.” THE CITY SAYS IT IS CONSIDERING ALL GARBAGE COLLECTION OPTIONS, SUCH AS DESIGNATED COLLECTION LOCATIONS. MEANWHILE, RESIDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO REDUCE THE AMOUNT OF HOUSEHOLD WASTE AND TO PLACE A

The city of Jackson agrees to pay $4.8 million owed to Richard’s disposition; garbage collection continues

The City of Jackson has reached an agreement with Richard’s Disposal that will continue garbage collection for residents. DeShun Martin, an attorney representing the Jackson City Council, said the city agreed to pay Richard’s Disposal $4.8 million already owed for six months of work. The company started picking up trash on April 1. The city council had always said in its court papers that Richard should continue picking up trash, but refused to pay the company for the services. John Walker, the lawyer for Richard’s Disposal, said the company would stop collecting rubbish after Saturday if the bill was not paid. An agreement has been reached and the company will continue to collect the trash. Richard’s had filed a federal lawsuit against the city seeking payment for six months of work. City officials said in a statement that Richard collects garbage for 150,000 residential customers, as well as municipal buildings.

The City of Jackson has reached an agreement with Richard’s Disposal that will continue garbage collection for residents.

DeShun Martin, an attorney representing the Jackson City Council, said the city agreed to pay Richard’s Disposal $4.8 million already owed for six months of work.

The company started picking up trash on April 1. The city council had always said in its court papers that Richard should continue picking up trash, but refused to pay the company for the services. John Walker, the lawyer for Richard’s Disposal, said the company would stop collecting rubbish after Saturday if the bill was not paid.

An agreement has been reached and the company will continue to pick up the garbage. Richard’s had filed a federal lawsuit against the city seeking payment for six months of work.

City officials said in a statement that Richard collects garbage for 150,000 residential customers, as well as municipal buildings.