Shreveport garbage schedule changed; delay may be politically motivated

Shreveport garbage schedule changed; delay may be politically motivated

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The City of Shreveport says that garbage collection will be back on track by the end of Wednesday.

Tuesday's routes were not completed by the end of the day. According to a news release, they will be collected by the end of today, Wednesday, Dec. 5.

The news release reads:

Some employees called in sick and did not show up for work earlier this week, causing a shortage of trucks to be in use for Tuesday’s collection. Public Works Management believes these actions were encouraged and politically motivated.

“I appreciate the majority of dedicated Solid Waste employees who did show up for work this week and demonstrated that public service is a priority over politics,” said Mayor Ollie Tyler, in the news release. “When outside politics begin to affect city operations and our quality of life, those responsible are not in keeping with the best interest our community.”

Shreveport’s Public Works Management has been directed to deal with this issue in accordance with personnel policy.

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