Pray so they do not serve alone. Ephesians 6:10-20
Garbage Company Suspends Yard Pickups in 7 Minnesota Cities"MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A garbage company has stopped picking up yard waste in at least seven metropolitan cities due a lack of drivers."
Yard waste service suspended in seven metro cities due to staffing issuesThe suspension by Waste Management comes days after a storm swept through the region and many homeowners fired up the lawn mowers for the first time.
By Kim Hyatt Star Tribune June 2, 2022
"Days after a big storm knocked down branches and many homeowners fired up their lawn mowers for the first time since No Mow May, residents in at least seven metro cities — including St. Paul — have learned their garbage hauler has stopped taking yard waste.
Waste Management confirmed Thursday that it had halted yard waste service in Robbinsdale and Stillwater, due to staffing issues. Later in the day, it added Columbia Heights, Little Canada, St. Anthony, St. Paul and Vadnais Heights to that list, and said more cities could see suspended service.
"Resumption of service is indeterminate at this time and [Waste Management] will be reimbursing residents for this service," company spokeswoman Julie Ketchum said in a written statement.
High demand for drivers with commercial driver's licenses (CDL) — linked to "the rapid expansion of home delivery services, an aging driver population, and a deficit of new CDL drivers" — is behind the staffing shortage, according to Ketchum.
On Friday, Robbinsdale officials said that the city will provide roll-off dumpsters next week as a temporary measure for yard waste disposal. Yard waste can be dropped off at the city's Public Works facility, 4601 Toledo Av. N., from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday, on a first-come, first-served basis. Residents will need to show a photo ID or a recent bill with a Robbinsdale address."