Garbage Contractors Demand Payment Before They Restart Their Services
The two major garbage collectors contracted by the Mayor and City Council are demanding that the council pay up 30 million dollars before they restart their services. The contractors are Puran Brothers and Cevons waste management.
Cash strapped City Hall has found it difficult to make payments to the contractors dating back to late last year. The payments owing to the contractors amount to over 70 million dollars.
On Wednesday the two companies withdrew their services since the council announced that it was finding it hard to meet its financial obligations. Since then City Hall has resorted to using its limited resources to do garbage collection in and around the city with emphasis mainly on the market areas.
City Hall is hoping that by next Tuesday it could be in a better financial position to meet the demand of the two companies since garbage disposal is already a major problem facing Georgetown.
City Mayor Hamilton Green in a recent interview said the council has turned to the Minister of Finance to have the government pay its taxes for the first quarter of this year but is still to get a positive response.
The municipality in light of the current situation has urged the business community to dispose of their waste directly to the new landfill site until the matter between the council and the contractors is resolved.