Trash-Hauling Company Unexpectedly Ends Contract With Town
CITY OF BROOKHAVEN, NY – It’s been a trashy New Year for some Brookhaven City residents. In a press release from Brookhaven Town, officials said they had been informed Tuesday lunchtime that the garbage disposal company Quick-Way Sanitation would violate their contract to collect garbage from areas within the city with immediate effect.
The company collects trash from homes in the Shoreham, Rocky Point, Port Jefferson Station, Farmingville, East Patchogue, and Manorville communities. These areas make up 20 percent of the karting districts in the city of Brookhaven.
City officials announced on Wednesday that they had emergency arrangements with several local companies to ensure immediate garbage collection in the affected communities.
“These companies have all previously or currently provided trash collection in residential areas in Brookhaven,” the city wrote in a statement. “These companies will immediately begin providing uninterrupted service to our residents. As they are new to these service areas, we ask residents of these areas to be patient as they learn these routes.”
The new service is scheduled to begin on Thursday. Residents should call 631-451-TOWN if their rubbish has not been picked up by late afternoon.
City officials say Quick-Way was a year on a multi-year contract after successfully bidding for household waste and recycling services. Following the abrupt announcement, city officials say they intend to “pursue every available legal option due to the unacceptable actions of this wagoner”.
Patch reached out to Quick-Way for comment but received no response as of press time.