MOUNT VERNON — The city of Mount Vernon has been receiving complaints about Republic Services failing to pick up recyclables, sometimes not collecting them for several days or weeks. The main problem seems to be a shortage of drivers, as Republic uses separate trucks for collecting refuse and recyclables, but persons in authority at Republic, either in Ohio or at their national headquarters in Phoenix, could not be reached to confirm that.

The person at a call center where calls to the local operation go, said they had been told extra drivers were being brought to the area, but had not been told when that would happen.


Chuck Martin: 740-397-5333 or and on Twitter, @mountvernonnews




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