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Garbage snafu caught some people by surprise

Jan. 4. By Dave Vieser. If you thought you saw residents scrambling to put out their garbage containers Monday morning you were right. An incorrect post on the Town of Cornelius web site advised residents that garbage collection would be delayed by one day this week due to the New Years holiday observed on Monday.

The post was wrong.

Kevin Kelly who lives in the Townhomes at Harborside subdivision was among those who were caught short.

“You can imagine our surprise when the recycling truck started rolling though our community around 11 am Monday,” he said.

A quick call to a town official seemed to solve the problem—he was told garbage trucks would be back on Tuesday due to the error on their website.

Unfortunately, this story doesn’t have a happy ending. The trucks promised for Tuesday never came. “Unfortunately nothing ever came of it,” Kelly said.

Pick-up during the remainder of the week is according to the normal schedule, not delayed by a day due to the holiday.