ALBANY — A new garbage collection contractor for the city of Albany reported on Thursday that after some initial “hiccups,” the service is running smoothly.
Concrete Enterprises owner Jason Wiggins appeared before the Albany City Commission during a Thursday virtual meeting to give an update on the first month of operation.
The city approved a $3.27 million contract with the Albany-based firm in September. The contract is renewable for up to four additional years on an annual basis. The company began serving about 11,500 customers west of Slappey Boulevard on Oct. 1.
“We worked with the outgoing contractor to get it worked out,” Wiggins said. “In our opinion, the last two weeks have been smooth sailing.”
Some initial complaints centered on the former contractor’s garbage cans remaining at residences along with the new ones from Concrete Enterprises.
As a local company, Wiggins said he is dedicated to doing a good