Representatives from Advanced Disposal will talk to South Middleton Township supervisors Thursday during their regular board meeting to discuss ongoing issues with waste services.
Supervisor Tom Faley said the township has received a number of complaints from its residents regarding delayed pick-up of garbage.
Similar complaints have been made in Carlisle Borough.
In a statement Tuesday, Advanced Disposal spokesman Philip Alia said there is a “temporary disruption in service” in the area due to a shortage of drivers, something he added that many other companies in the transportation business are currently facing. Alia provided information from the American Trucking Association that indicates there is a shortage of 50,000 drivers across the country.
“To address this temporary disruption in service, we are bringing in drivers from other Advanced Disposal locations, training them on the routes and deploying them as quickly as possible,” Alia said. “In addition, we are actively recruiting for additional full-time drivers with the help of our regional and corporate offices.”
Alia said all material will be collected, even if service is delayed. Advanced Disposal said it is notifying residents directly of service delays, though residents can email ShippensburgPA@AdvancedDisposal.com to contact the company’s local office for assistance.
Those seeking employment can apply at www.AdvancedDisposal.com/careers.
“Our management team is communicating with local officials to address any issues or concerns they are hearing from the residents in their communities,” Alia said. “We apologize for the disruption in service and appreciate the residents’ patience during this challenging time.”
According to its website, Advanced Disposal provides waste services to South Middleton, Carlisle, North Middleton Township, Dickinson Township, Mount Holly Springs, Newville, Shippensburg, Newburg, Mechanicsburg, Camp Hill, Enola, Lemoyne and much of Perry County.
The South Middleton Township meeting will be at 6 p.m. at the township building at 520 Park Drive, Boiling Springs.