Samaritan saves steps for rural garbage customers

Published 11:52 pm Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Thanks to the generosity of a good samaritan, there will not be a disruption in garbage service for residents on the Valley of Shiloh Road.

An announcement earlier this month from Allied/Republic Services stated the company had recently lost its rights to turn around at the end of Valley of Shiloh Road, and that because a company safety police prohibited backing down residential roads, customers were to begin placing garbage carts at the end of the road beginning Monday.

But that’s no longer the case, said Robert Melvin, the company’s operations supervisor.

“An anonymous Valley of Shiloh resident has given us permission to turn around on his property,” Melvin said. “This resident wishes to remain anonymous, but he has saved the day for every one of his neighbors who live on that road.”

Melvin said he doesn’t expect any further service issues on the road.

He also stated that there would be no change to garbage services countywide because of the upcoming Labor Day holiday.