Republic Services struggling to keep pace during pandemic

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Morgantown leaders are receiving multiple complaints about trash collection services by Republic.

In a written statement Republic officials say:

Republic Services is experiencing an increase in residential waste as more people are working from home and sheltering in place. Our 36,000 employees are operating safely and efficiently while continuing to provide consistent, reliable service to our customers and communities during these unprecedented times.

The local hauling division that covers communities around Morgantown was experiencing delays due to the increase in residential waste due to COVID-19 stay at home orders, followed by the West Virginia University student move out that took place May 2 through May 15 which increased weights and hauling demand even more. Our crews expect to be caught up today and will continue to communicate with the city.

City leaders are working with Republic Services to mitigate the problem.