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‘Stringing us along': Trash talk in Memphis-Waste Pro showdown

By , Daily Memphian Published: March 29, 2021 4:00 AM CT
<strong>A garbage truck picks up an overflowing trash bin in Cordova March 23, 2021.</strong> (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

A garbage truck picks up an overflowing trash bin in Cordova March 23, 2021. (Patrick Lantrip/Daily Memphian)

Better weather and a relentless barrage of complaints about garbage piling up seem to have been the breaking point in the city’s relationship with Waste Pro USA. The chairman of the City Council said it felt like the private waste company was “stringing us along.” 


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Bill Dries covers city and county government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.