Thursday, May 28, 2009

Wrong Dilemma

Plaintalker stands corrected on a recent post:

Dear Bernice,
After seeing your Tuesday blog with the picture of trash with the title “A PMUA Dilemma” we would like to point out that the dumpster/location in focus is owned by Waste Management, the private hauler which is responsible for picking up the trash at this location from their dumpster.
It's unfortunate that the PMUA is automatically linked to this incident of waste overflow. While the Authority may service the majority of locations in Plainfield, there are still other haulers who collect around the city. This misplaced accountability only serves to exacorbate negativity toward the Authority.
Also, residents have been continuously informed that if they expect to have an excess amount of waste following a long weekend, they should contact the Authority to identify available options for disposing of waste and avoiding citation. ANY zone whose regular collection schedule is interrupted by a holiday is allowed up to one container's worth of additional waste to dispose of at no service charge on their following pick-up.

I hope this has clarified any questions you may have on the PMUA and their responsibility of collection at this particular site. If you'd like more information on any other matters discussed in your article about the PMUA, please feel free to contact me.


Erin Donnelly
Manager, PMUA Public Information

This morning I took this photo behind Connelly Properties on my block. I have e-mailed Erin to ask about this situation. Maybe this is a PMUA dilemma?

--Bernice Paglia


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh what a tangled web we weave, when at first we intend to decieve

Keep the photos coming please.

11:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think that is an issue of the PMUA. I know it is political season, and it is convenient to "dump" on the PMUA, and you have clearly gotten on the bandwagon, but this is an issue for the frequency of pickups. The owners should be fined by the City and the commercial pickups should be more frequent.

The right thing to do is to report this to the inspections department.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Additional waste? Additional waste? I got one of these $50 charges several months ago. I called PMUA several times and no refund. Why? Most days I don't even put out trash What do I do to get a refund?

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They needed all of those inspectors there to count the bags! Maybe some of them need to go to Las Vegas to learn how to count. Maybe they cab double up since there is a workshop that will teach them how to dispose of garbage. It's MUCH more efficient to go all the way around the country than ask Midco what they do.

Bernice - how can we be sure you didn't doctor these photos?

2:53 PM  

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