Village of Pelham garbage company’s license extended to Oct. 18


After approving an extension of services until Oct. 7, the Westchester County Solid Waste Commission has allowed Pelham trash company Waste Services Inc. to operate through Oct. 18.

This follows an Aug. 5 suspension of Waste Services’ operating license.

“We continue to work diligently to try to ensure there will be no interruption in service as this issue winds its way through the courts,” said Mayor Chance Mullen in an email. “Given legal sensitivities, we cannot comment further at this time, but more information will be shared when the circumstances permit.”

Pelham’s trouble with its garbage contractor began in early August, when the Solid Waste Commission suspended Waster Service’s license. This was a breach of the company’s contract with the Village of Pelham, which, in turn, issued a notice of termination to Waste Services giving the company 30 days from Aug. 1 to fix the breach on or before Sept 12. Extensions of license have been issued since then.