FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A Fort Wayne trash firm primarily based out of Texas has filed for chapter.
Crimson River Waste Answer, LP filed the paperwork Thursday within the Northern District of Texas.
In January 2018, Crimson River took over Fort Wayne’s trash and recycling contract which covers over 25,000 houses. When the contract started, Crimson River averaged slightly below 3,000 complaints about missed collections monthly for the primary six months. Within the first month alone, Crimson River caught 5,122 complaints.
Crimson River stated that the pandemic elevated its delayed trash assortment because the Texas-based firm failed to rent sufficient staff to cowl the elevated trash as a result of extra individuals had been staying at dwelling.
In June of this yr, WANE 15 reported greater than 122,000 complaints from prospects who’ve had their trash bins missed throughout assortment.
“We solely enter into contracts with distributors who’re able to doing the job proper from day one. [But] its had nothing however points over the previous three or 4 years,” stated Councilman Tom Didier (third district).
A spokesperson for the Metropolis of Fort Wayne stated that it’s “trying into the Crimson River matter.”
Hopefully we will proceed see uninterrupted service no less than in the interim whereas they work this factor out,” stated Councilman Geoff Paddock (fifth district).
WANE 15 additionally reached out to Crimson River and haven’t obtained a response.