‘It’s Frustrating,’ Robbinsdale Residents Still Dealing with Yard Waste Collection Delays
Hope was short-lived for Robbinsdale residents, who had weeks’ worth of yard waste they were told Waste Management would pick up June 18.
Waste Management tells CCX News because of a staffing shortage, 22 additional drivers from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota drove in Saturday, June 18, to help pick up yard waste, but efforts needed to be prioritized on trash and recycling.
Many residents are now frustrated and question any possible solution.
“It would be nice if they had some sort of resolution that they were going to work on,” said resident Mike Salmonson.
The city of Robbinsdale took to its website to express concerns, adding “Council and staff recognize this is not acceptable and share the frustration of residents.”
City officials say they’re exploring all options to conduct a city-wide collection of yard waste and hope to have an answer for residents soon.
In the meantime, residents can bring yard waste to a temporary drop-off site at the Robbinsdale Public Works Facility. The site is open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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