Garbage collectors no longer finish their rounds. To catch up, the Metropolis called on private companies, which are struggling to get there.
The trash cans are overflowing. To defend their achievements, in particular the practice of “finished party”, the garbage collectors applied to the letter of their future regulations since November 22. A method of protest which causes a delay in the collection of waste. To complete the collection of household waste, Toulouse Métropole called on private companies such as Coved or Véolia. A reinforcement that struggles to catch up.
“Some sectors are not fully collected. Between 40 and 50% of tours are not completed. Sometimes it comes down to a handful of streets, other times it comes down to dozens of streets. It is very heterogeneous. Our service providers collected in where the situation is most delicate and urgent. Unfortunately, that is not enough to make up for the delay ”, concedes Vincent Terrail-Novès, vice-president of Toulouse Métropole in charge of waste, who did not wish to communicate the cost of the operation.
A collection not compliant?
Initially, at the beginning of the movement of garbage collectors, the Metropolis relied on the support of contract workers to resolve the disturbances. A risky bet that did not prove to be successful.
Private companies have recently taken over. According to our information, a complete sector was allocated to the company Coved this Friday morning while the staff was available at the depot. In addition, the collection of agents in the private sector would not comply with the regulations. What is prohibited. The equipment also leaves a lot to be desired… ”, confides a garbage collector.
Toulouse Métropole wants a return to normal. The management received the representatives of the various unions this Friday morning. They left the table when they learned that “the end of the game is the precondition for entering into negotiations”.