County Agrees to Resume Collections

After resident inquiries and letters from Gulfport Mayor Sam Henderson and St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman, Pinellas County Interim County Administrator Mark Woodard has agreed to resume county-sponsored mobile chemical and electronic collections in Gulfport.

“Some safety and access issues …along with low demand” resulted in both the Gulfport and St. Petersburg cancellations, Woodard explained in a May 23 letter to both mayors, but asked for the cities’ assistance “as a valued partner to find a suitable site”for another collection.

Gulfport city staff knew of neither of these issues until after resident Margarete Tober brought the cancellations to the Gabber’s attention earlier this year; until the Gabber asked Kriseman’s office, St. Petersburg also knew of no plans to halt south St. Petersburg collections.

Woodard gave both cities 11 dates from which each could choose a collection date in 2015.

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