Outgoing Streets and San chief acknowledges ‘growing pains’ in new trash pickup system

Source: Sun-Times

October 24, 2012 @ 2:16 PM

Outgoing Streets and Sanitation Commissioner Tom Byrne on Tuesday acknowledged “growing pains” in the switch from ward-by-ward to grid-based garbage collection, but said he’s working through those problems. A handful of aldermen have complained about overflowing baskets on commercial strips, missed pickups and rotten working conditions in the switch to a system Mayor Rahm Emanuel is counting on to save $20 million this year and up to $60 million a year once it’s implemented citywide.

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