PITTSFIELD — A Pike County resident has taken trash hauling into his own hands after a recent company took over waste hauling in Pittsfield.
Pittsfield and other area residents are upset with changes brought by Canadian-based garbage pick-up service Green For Life (GFL). GFL recently bought out Area Disposal and Trash Queen.
According to WGEM and several residents in Jacksonville, prices have nearly doubled for their trash service. Many residents are paying different amounts based on their neighborhoods in different municipalities.
The City of Jacksonville is currently working on a citywide contract in hopes of streamlining bills and prices for everyone.
Pittsfield resident Josh Allen told WGEM he wanted to do something about this upset in not just Pittsfield, but all over Pike and possibly parts of Scott County.
WGEM reports that Allen quit his full-time job to start his trash pickup business, J&J Disposal. He is charging his clients in Pike County $85 every three months. Allen says through word-of-mouth and Facebook, he already has hundreds of people signing up for his service.
Right now, Allen is only serving portions of Pike County but is considering branching out to Scott County.
If you’re a resident of Pike County and are wanting trash service from J&J Disposal, call (217) 285-3553.