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Pratt Industries responds to complaints about recycling pickups

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

After complaints, the Shreveport City Council questioned representatives from Pratt Industries on Tuesday about recycling concerns. 

Pratt Industries is in charge of recycling pick-up in Shreveport, but the company contracts the task out to Republic Services. Representatives of both companies stood before the Shreveport City Council Tuesday to respond to questions about the pick-up service.

According to City Councilman Michael Corbin, he has received resident complaints about bins being left out for days at a time after the scheduled pick-up. "We end up being behind the rest of the week. Good example, my recyclables should be picked up on Monday. In the past two weeks it's been Tuesday or Wednesday before I was picked up," Corbin said.

Resident Adolf Gleaton was more blunt with his complaint, telling the council, "The recycling people ain't doing their job, but we are paying for it."

Representatives from the company say part of the issue is due to a lack of manpower, but the company says they have made an effort to hire and train more people.

City Council members also asked the company to play a more active role in the community, and suggested creating a new recycling awareness campaign.

Pratt Industries was contracted to handle recycling pick-up back in 2008.

If you have any issues with recycling, you are asked to call public works at (318) 673-6300.

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