EUGENE, Ore. — Trash is piling up outside a lot of homes and apartments in the Eugene area as a result of Friday’s storm.
On almost every block you’ll see overflowing trash. Both Sanipac and Lane Apex say Friday’s storm put pickups on halt, but they say they will make every effort to get to every home by next week.
“Our trash bin got filled up really quick and trash started filling up in the house. We had an idea to take it out to the car and even take it to our old apartments,” said Eugene resident Adam Yarbrough.
Many families this week in the Eugene area have taken out piles and piles of trash with no end in sight.
“We want to get out to service our customers. We’re really weighing the safety factor to the community and our employees versus getting the trash you know picked up. And it’s been challenging and a little bit bothersome that we can’t get out there to get it picked up,” said Scott Johnson, Sanipac District Manager.
Johnson says Sanipac had to stop all pickup services since Friday. Trash collectors are hoping to start back up Friday.
“We’ll be picking up Thursday’s on Saturday. Then moving forward it will probably be Monday on Monday, Tuesday on Tuesday, Wednesday on Wednesday. We’ll continue to keep working and trying to get caught up,” Johnson said.
For Lane Apex, the situation is a little different.
“By Tuesday we had pretty much gotten caught back up with all the folks from Friday and Monday that we had to put off. We stayed fairly well on schedule. I’m pretty proud of my guys,” said Sam Mill, Lane Apex Owner.
Both Lane Apex and Sanipac say they’re not charging customers extra for the delay. They’re just trying to hit every home that’s been missed.
“We usually just watch the neighbors to see what they do. And when their trash filled up, we just kind of put ours out thinking they would come by, but they haven’t shown up yet,” Yarbrough said.
Sanipac and Lane Apex say they haven’t been able to pick up in the south hills yet, and both companies hope to service