8/25/2020 2:44 PM
Ms. Nelson, My name is Rick West and I am the new District Manager for Waste Connections in Memphis. After looking at your photos I totally agree that truck shouldn’t be on either of those streets. I am in the process of notifying all the drivers and their supervisors to keep our trucks off Graves and McCorkle Roads permanently. If you see any of our trucks cutting through those street please notify me immediately. The noise issue will change when the new facility is built next year. All of the trucks, truck washing and maintenance will move to the new facility. The shop and truck washing will be housed indoors. We are re-wiring our Transfer Station and will have our misting system going soon. We have address the Kudzu and cleared a buffer between the fence line on the back of the property. We are replacing parts of the privacy fence around the property. This should be completed in September. I will remove the Public Notice signs by the end of the day. If there is anything else I can do please let me know.
Richard G. West
621 East Brooks Road
Memphis, TN 38116
“To go fast, Go alone! To go far, Go together!” African Proverb
Dear Mr. Ladley,
The McCorkle Road Neighborhood Development Association, Inc. of Memphis d.b.a. Whitehaven Community Development Corporation are once again speaking out regarding the Waste Connections of TN, LLC employees who continue to violate our residential community by driving your vehicles on streets clearly marked for no trucks. Once again, we find ourselves writing to you, for proof in our efforts to insist that you stop your drivers from continuing this illegal traveling on Graves and McCorkle Roads.
A recent post on Nextdoor.com shows another complainant who believes in documentation to support facts... (picture removed).
As you can see from the arrow in the center of the screen, there is a video attached. There is no doubt that this driver was taking a short-cut to return to your Brooks Road headquarters and that there was no business being transacted. Once again, we are politely asking you to stop this from happening.
Another complaint involves the odors, they are louder than usual and the stench was so sicking on Tuesday, August 18th around 6 pm, it actually made me nauseated as I was walking the community celebrating another victory against corporations like Waste Connections, LLC of TN, who show a serious lack of concern for the community and only look at increasing their bottom line to the detriment of anyone negatively affected. The smells of your garbage have not decreased and you expect us to go along with the fact that your organization is planning to leave the trash transfer station in its original location and only move your offices, truck repair and washing services, and parking to the north side of Brooks (https://dailymemphian.com/article/13194/waste-connection-now-plans-by-right-expansion-in)? Where is the humanity in a move like that? We have legitimate concerns for our health and that of our family's, yet your company's actions reveal they care nothing about either (picture removed).
In closing, I would like to insist that you remove the announcement revealing a more than year-old case that you lost against your desire to expand in our backyards last July. Why is the sign still facing Winchester Road still planted there a year later? I have asked the city and county to remove it, they both say it is not their responsibility to do so. I have demanded that your representatives from Caissa Public Strategies remove it based on information obtained from the city and county governments. They claim it is not their responsibility to remove the sign either. At this point, Mr. Lanley, we do not care who's responsibility it is to remove the signage any longer. We just want the sign removed. We are working to eliminate the blight in our community and for over one full year now, you have and continue to contribute to it. Please stop! Thank you in advance for ceasing the noxious odors, trucks trashing our community and violating traveling policies, and placement of blighted objects in our neighborhood. We live here and we love where we live. We need you to respect our neighbors and our neighborhood too (picture removed).
Dr. Yvonne D. Nelson, President