Burrtec Trims Service In Wake Of COVID Economic Contraction

Burrtec Waste Industries, the largest trash hauler in San Bernardino County, is making some downward adjustments to its service levels.
Company officials say the adjustments are necessitated by the COVID-19 crisis, which has resulted in what the company said were “staffing impacts.”
Burrtec is a major campaign donor to politicians in those areas and jurisdictions in the county where it has franchises for refuse handling. Those donations are made in the name of the company, as well as by Cole Burr, the company’s owner; his wife, Tracy; and Burrtec Vice President Mike Arreguin.
Burrtec has plum franchises in the six largest of San Bernardino County’s 24 cities – San Bernardino, Fontana, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Victorville and Rialto. The company also has franchises in ten of the county’s other municipalities – Apple Valley, Twentynine Palms, Yucca Valley, Yucaipa, Adelanto, Upland, Grand Terrace, Redlands, Montclair and Barstow. Additionally, it is the franchised garbage handler in the unincorporated San Bernardino County communities of Amboy, Angeles Oaks, Yermo, Victorville, Valley of Enchantment, Twin Peaks, Arrowbear, Baker, Barton Flats, Bloomington, Blue Jay, Skyforest, Silver Lakes, Cedar Glen, Cedarpines Park, Cima, Crestline, Daggett, Del Rosa, Devore, Dumont Dunes, El Rancho Verde, Forest Falls, Fort Irwin, San Antonio Heights, Running Springs, Nipton, Oak Glen, Newberry Springs, Mount Baldy, Mountain Pass, Haloran, Helendale, Hinkley, Kelso, Lake Arrowhead, Lenwood, Landers, Lucerne Valley, Ludlow and Mentone.
Impacted by the sputtering economy which has resulted in as many as twenty percent of its customers being several months delinquent in their payments to the company, Burrtec is continuing to carry out trash pickup, but service times have changed slightly, and some special requests from residents have been suspended until February. County and city officials, who approved the franchise arrangements with Burtec, are acceding to the service diminutions with an understanding refuse pick up will continue.
According to the company “Burrtec is currently experiencing COVID-19 staffing impacts and appreciates your understanding and assistance with the following: Set out barrels only when they are full or near full. Service times may change, so please leave barrels out for service until the next day. Bulky pickup requests are temporarily suspended until after February 1. Barrel exchanges for dirty and broken, but still usable, barrels are temporarily suspended until after February 1.”

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