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Bin site Cotton Valley!

lily1025
December 01, 2016 08:58AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 405

Has anyone else noticed the disgusting pileup of garbage,appliances,cuttings,etc. at the bin site in Cotton Valley?
There has been no pickup for at least a WEEK!
I have tried to contact Waste Management,DPNR,etc...no answer...what else is new?
I did contact Senator O'Reilly,s office yesterday and they said they would followup on this!
What can be done to alleviate this?
I also have noticed that people randomly will discard appliances,empty[hopefully]propane tanks...furniture,plastic piping..you name it!
Any suggestions as to how to prevent this activity would be greatly appreciated!!!

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

vicanuck
December 01, 2016 10:59AM

Registered: 8 years ago
Posts: 2,285

VIWMA has no money and can't afford to pay the haulers so they just stop picking it up until they get some money.

The solution to VIWMA's money woes is Tipping Fees which were to take effect in October but have been postponed to January so they can "educate" the population.

I, like so many others, have left appliances and such there several times.

Why? Because we can.

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

Alana33
December 01, 2016 12:12PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,847

I unlike many others drag my appliances and large items all the way out to the STT Bovoni dump instead of leaving them by the few dumpsters we actually have. It's a pain in the butt to do and I loathe going to the dump on the other side of the island but it shouldn't become someone else's responsibility to pick up after me.

If Waste Mismanagement was smart, they'd have a few walk in/roll in dumpsters and have people be able to throw the unwanted furniture and appliances in them where they could more easily be collected instead of from all over the side of the road. They could have a separate one for yard waste as well.

Even if they had to hire someone to sit at a site and pay them $15 an hour to direct people to the right bins, it might be worthwhile.

Actually they don't manage waste, they manage contracts for waste haulers and don't even do that well. But they're budget is huge.

Guess that's why the owner of one of the waste hauling companies here could afford to build a luxury home that Mapp originally was renting for $12,500.00 per month in Nazareth when he first took office.

I've yet to see any "educational" outreach coming from them.
Has anyone?

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

singlefin
December 01, 2016 01:57PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 665

It is a shame that it is in the condition it is. Sometimes I think the powers that be want it to get that bad, so the locals will just throw in the towel (no pun intended) and not oppose it's closing.
It is convenient, and it is nessesary to have a location out east to dump, but...
I'm sick of looking at it!

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

Oldie1
December 01, 2016 03:17PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 194

Not sure why it's still there; almost everywhere else has household pick up--bins were removed years ago.

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

singlefin
December 01, 2016 04:13PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 665

Household pickup... where?
A lot of neighborhoods out here are on some pretty pricarious dirt roads. I doubt garbage trucks could make it up and down many of them on nice dry days.
Also probably one of the reason we don't have US mail delivery to our homes.
But, in the end,
Like every other major issue here,
It comes down to $$$.

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

LiquidFluoride
December 01, 2016 04:19PM

Registered: 5 years ago
Posts: 1,940

Quote
singlefin
Household pickup... where?
A lot of neighborhoods out here are on some pretty pricarious dirt roads. I doubt garbage trucks could make it up and down many of them on nice dry days.
Also probably one of the reason we don't have US mail delivery to our homes.
But, in the end,
Like every other major issue here,
It comes down to $$$.

Out west we get mail at our houses and trash service too!


west is best?

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

singlefin
December 01, 2016 04:30PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 665

There's a price to pay for "country" livin' I guess.

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

Alana33
December 01, 2016 05:07PM

Registered: 6 years ago
Posts: 11,847

STT having the same problem.
Went down Solberg Hill to drop off my helper a little while ago and that dumpster is overflowing, garbage all over the ground surrounding it and trashed appliances stacked high behind it.

I'm sure the tourists will all love it as they drive around, exploring the islands, this season.

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

daveb722
December 01, 2016 05:11PM

Registered: 3 years ago
Posts: 484

It was like that in July, they didn't pick up for a week, what a mess. They need to figure that out.

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

Oldie1
December 01, 2016 05:25PM

Registered: 2 years ago
Posts: 194

I really don't think the road are an issue; VI Regulated Waste uses trucks the size of a pick-up.

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Bombi
December 02, 2016 11:13AM

Registered: 11 years ago
Posts: 2,104

Cotton Valley clean up finished. Maybe the hauler got paid?

optimist with low expectations on STX

Re: Bin site Cotton Valley!

singlefin
December 02, 2016 12:37PM

Registered: 4 years ago
Posts: 665

Good to hear.
Thanks Bombi!

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