September 23, 2016 (Flint, Mich) – Mayor Karen Weaver issued the following statement regarding the latest developments on the future of waste collection in the City of Flint:
“The citizens of Flint elected me to serve and protect the health, safety, and well-being of all residents in the City. I took an oath to make decisions that are in the best interest of the citizens and the City of Flint and that includes being fiscally responsible. After months of consideration, negotiation and litigation, I am ready to move forward with a temporary appointment of the lowest responsible bidder to begin collecting waste in Flint and the lowest responsible bidder is Rizzo Environmental Services. Crews from Rizzo will begin working in our community collecting trash effective Monday, September 26, 2016.
We are working to ensure Flint residents receive uninterrupted service as the City transitions to Rizzo for solid waste collection. My team and I are eager to get this matter resolved, so we can focus more on securing the resources Flint still needs to recover from the water crisis, increase economic development, and improve the overall quality of life for the people of Flint.”