Bulk trash collection delays cause pileups in Parma

PARMA, Ohio--  Problems piled up in Parma as residents said their bulk trash was not picked up.

Bulk trash collection is once a month. It's a time when residents can put out larger items, like furniture or appliances.

Republic Services told the city of Parma it is behind on pickup because of the Memorial Day holiday and an unusually high volume of bulk waste. The company also said the delays are unacceptable.

“We have been in communication with Republic Services about when they anticipate being caught up. This week, residents should leave their bulk waste on the tree lawns without concern of being cited," Mayor Tim DeGeeter said, in a statement on Monday.

“As soon as Republic Services gives us additional information, we will post it on the City of Parma Facebook page.”

Republic Services of Elyria released the following statement to FOX 8 News on Tuesday:

"Over the last week, Republic Services has experienced delays in yard and bulk waste collections in Parma. After the Memorial Day holiday weekend, yard and bulk waste was more than double the usual volume, which slowed collection times. We are actively working to bring in extra staffing and equipment to handle the increased volume and are in regular contact with the city. We continue to make progress on these collections and expect to be fully caught up by the end of this week. We apologize for the delay and appreciate our customers' patience as we get back to our regular collection schedule."

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