May 2021 Solid Waste Collection Notice
I wanted to provide you with an update regarding our current waste collections operations. As you know our service has been delayed over the past few weeks and in some cases carried over until the next day in order to complete service. We apologize for this delay and want to share a few factors affecting our ability to provide service as customarily provided.
Two factors are impacting our daily collection operations. First, we are encountering record volumes of waste. The winter storm has caused significant damage to residential landscapes throughout our area. As a result, many residents have set out an increased amount of green waste this spring. The increased volume of materials has resulted in trucks becoming fuller, faster and longer wait times at landfills, which reduces the amount of time trucks are available to drive on the streets in your community. While we are utilizing all our available resources in equipment and people to meet the increased demand, we continue to require extra time to complete routes by returning to your community the next day to complete the service. We anticipate the increase in volumes to persist over the next several weeks as residents clean up their yards. We will continue to adjust and seek efficiencies at every opportunity to expedite a return to your regular collection service.
A second factor influencing our ability to complete service is a shortage of drivers. The waste industry as a whole is feeling the impact of a nationwide shortage of qualified drivers. Recently, driver shortages have affected our daily operations when our drivers request earned vacation time or seek time off for illness. When you compound absenteeism with a shortage of drivers, the result is unfinished routes. We are making a significant effort to fill current driver voids for our routes with qualified and skilled drivers. Speaking of drivers, Texas Pride Disposal has several open positions for experienced drivers. If you are aware of anyone seeking a driver position, please feel free to send them my way.
We understand that residents want their trash picked up on time. We want to assure residents that Texas Pride is working diligently to serve our communities. We want you to know we are listening and doing our best to resolve this matter. In the spirit of transparency, it may take several more weeks to overcome this situation. However, I am confident we can fulfill our commitment to make timely collections safely and efficiently as we work to overcome the current challenges. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to serve our communities safely. Thank you for your business.
Let me know if I can provide any additional information or answer any questions. Have a good day.
Trash Notice to All Glencairn Homeowners:
Beginning the first week in June, Trash Pick-up for the Glencairn Subdivision has reverted to Tuesdays and Fridays.
The Texas Pride trash bill will now be included in the water bill.
(Jackrabbit PUD/Barker Cypress MUD)
To clarify, the May-June bill, due in July, will have the Texas Pride trash charge included on the line item titled “Sewer”. The trash WILL NOT show as a line item by itself. (Important to note is that water bills are one month behind).