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.
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?