Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Some residents will receive a credit.
Waste Management has agreed to give a credit to residents whose trash pickup was delayed around Christmas, according to Peters Township Manager Michael Silvestri. Silvestri said the pickup was delayed because the wife of one of the workers went into labor and there was a staffing mixup with Waste Management. Waste Management will give the households that were affected during that delay a $2 credit, Silvestri told Peters Council on Monday night. Silvestri said the total amount equals about $3,500. The credit will be added to the residents' bills, according to Silvestri.
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Peters Township is trying to recoup money from Waste Management after there were two separate issues with trash pickup during the holidays.
Peters Township is trying to recoup money from Waste Management after there were two separate issues with trash pickup during the holidays. Township Manager Mike Silvestri said Monday night that Waste Management has already agreed to refund the township for problems around Christmas. However, there is a disagreement whether it should also be responsible for late trash pick-up for a couple thousand homes after New Year’s Day. Silvestri thinks they should refund the township about $6,200 for that delay. “We do have a number of residents who are requesting a credit,” Silvestri said. The council unanimously agreed that the township should fight the charge and ask for Waste Management to give it a credit because the pickup was five or six days …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Normal trash pickup is scheduled.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Interested in earning a $2,000 signing bonus? Read on.
Waste Management is seeking CDL drivers in its Washington location. Did we mention there is a $2,000 signing bonus? Successful candidates are required to have a class A or B CDL with airbrakes endorsement valid for the state of Pennsylvania, and at least one year of previous experience operating a vehicle requiring a CDL within the past seven years. At Waste Management, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance and short term disability as well as a stock purchase plan. The company also matches 401k contributions. Interested? Here's what you need to know about the upcoming hiring event: Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Friday February …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
A message from Waste Management.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Waste Management missed a number of neighborhood pickups last week.
Additional garbage trucks are in Peters Township Wednesday to pick up the trash that was not picked up last week. Two trucks are dedicated to picking up the trash that was missed on Saturday. Waste Management missed the trash pickups on Thursday, Friday and Saturday last week. The pickups were already delayed because of the Christmas holiday. Waste Management said Saturday pickups were missed because of inclement weather, but it's unclear why Thursday and Friday pickups were missed. The following message was posted on the township's website from the township Manager Michael Silvestri: I have sent a formal notice of violation to Waste Management and notified them that their response to this issue is unacceptable. I apologize to our …
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Households, businesses will no longer able to dispose of TVs, computer equipment through Waste Management.
If the holidays brought you new electronics or you’ve been keeping an old console TV in the garage in hopes an electronics recycling event would appear, there’s good news on the calendar for you and the environment. Pennsylvania’s new Covered Device Recycling Act takes effect today and requires the recycling of all TVs and computer equipment being discarded by households, businesses and institutions. The law also provides free recycling for these devices being disposed of by households and businesses with fewer than 50 employees. Larger businesses are required to pay for electronics recycling. “For the last several weeks we have informed our customers that our collection crews will not pick up TVs and computer equipment beginning Jan. 1, …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Peters Township is protesting Waste Management's decision.
Peters Township is protesting Waste Management's decision to delay Saturday, Dec. 29's trash pickup until Saturday, Jan. 5. Waste Management was to pickup residents with a normal Friday pickup on Saturday, but reported that the trash was not picked up because of inclement weather. "We are protesting this and examining our options. We hope to work out a better solution with Waste Management on this. Peters Township is working with the South Hills Council of Government to resolve this matter," stated township Manager Michael Silvestri. Residents who were scheduled to have their garbage picked up on Thursday or Friday of last week will have their garbage picked up today, Monday, Dec. 31. Here is the rest of the trash schedule for Peters …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
CNG powers Waste Management’s collection trucks and will now be available to other fleets and consumers.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Waste Management of Western Pennsylvania celebrated the grand opening of its first public-access compressed natural gas fueling station in the City of Washington Thursday—and announced plans to convert its regional fleet to the alternative fuel. State and local officials such as state Sen. Tim Solobay, Sen. John Pippy and Chartiers Township Supervisor Harlan Shober attended. The new Clean N’ Green Fuel public fueling station, to be operated by PetroCard, will sell CNG to commercial fleets as well as individuals with CNG-equipped vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates CNG reduces particulate matter emissions by 86 percent, carbon monoxide emissions by 80 percent, nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 32 percent, and greenhouse …