After Commissioner Michelle Coldiron’s office began receiving calls from concerned citizens regarding trash receptacles at bus stops in the Lower Keys, she and her Executive Aide Jen Garcia worked closely with Monroe County Solid Waste Director Cheryl Sullivan and Waste Management District Manager Greg Sullivan to correct the problem.
The problem was that the cans were too small and too light, meaning trash was often overflowing from them, or an endangered key deer could easily topple them over to get the goodies inside.
The week before Hurricane Ian, the four of them replaced 17 older cans from Big Pine Key through Stock Island with bigger and heavier receptacles, which also proved helpful in the winds produced by the storm.
“I have much gratitude to Jen for responding so quickly to the feedback she was receiving from the public,” said Coldiron. “The teamwork between the County and Waste Management continues to be a great partnership for the community.”
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