Pattaya gave a new contract to its trash collector, but not the five-year deal Eastern Green World Co had expected.
Deputy Mayor Manote Nongyai and Environment Department staff met Oct. 15 with Eastern Green staff at the city’s Sukhumvit Soi 3 garbage-transfer station, where he confirmed a new one-year contract took effect Oct. 1.
Eastern Green World took over from much-maligned, longtime garbage hauler Advance International Co. in March last year and was evaluated for five months before being given a one-year contract. At the time, city officials said the next contract would be five years.
No reason was given for the shorter term of the new pact.
The company operates 38 garbage trucks of different sizes, all equipped with hydraulic compacting systems. They work around the clock in Pattaya, taking away more than 300 tons of waste to a dump in Saraburi. (PCPR)