Residents around Bay and Gulf counties might notice a different trash truck picking up their garbage.
Waste management closed a deal Friday, January 10th, to purchase and takeover Advanced Disposal of Panama City, more commonly known as Parker Sanitation, Inc.
"Waste management is very pleased to be able to reach out and serve people of Bay and Gulf county, through the acquisition of Advanced Disposal of Panama City.. we're looking much forward to a long future with them," said Lynn Yort, Waste Management Public Sector Solutions Manager. "I think that our staff is up for the job with the combined assistance of some of the employees from Advanced Disposal Panama City.. I know that we will meet the needs."
Many municipalities around Bay County used services from PSI, including Parker, who had a service agreement with them to offer either one or two-day a week pick-up to residents at a certain rate.
Waste Management doesn't typically offer two day a week pick-up, but they have said they will honor any standing contracts that were signed by Advanced Disposal before the deal.
In Parker's case, the contract ends September 30th and at that point they will re-evaluate the terms.
The deal was finished last Friday and they sent a letter to all customers soon after saying to expect small changes, like different trash cans, Trucks and billing invoices. They say service will continue as expected.
"This is just kind of business as usual, you know these things happen," said Parker's Mayor, Richard Musgrave. "As long as we are protecting the citizens along the way, then let them have at it. As it stands with this issue I'm satisfied and hopefully we can just move forward and not even miss a lick."
Waste Management says if there are any changes to the billing or routing system in the future, customers will receive notifications prior.