On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Casella Waste Systems, Inc. a regional vertically integrated solid waste, recycling and resource management services company headquartered in Rutland, Vt. announced that it has purchased select solid waste assets from certain subsidiaries of Republic Services, Inc. in Albany, N.Y. and Cheshire, Mass. The acquisition includes the service contract for trash and recycling in the City of Pittsfield.

Casella’s purchase of the contract maintains existing collection services for residents in Pittsfield and will not incur any changes.

“The City of Pittsfield’s solid waste contract remains in place and there will be no interruption of service. Residents with customer service inquiries can still call the same customer service line, 413-442-8390, which has been ported to our Customer Care Center in the Northeast,” said John W. Casella, Chairman and CEO of Casella Waste Systems, Inc.

Mayor Linda Tyer noted that these types of private transactions are not uncommon and stressed that collection services will be continuous.

“We deeply appreciate the robust service that Republic Services has provided to the City of Pittsfield. Our team has met with Casella personnel, many of whom within their operations team are familiar with our service requirements. We welcome Casella and their experienced team to Pittsfield. We expect a very smooth transition and we want to reassure residents that service will continue without interruption,” Tyer said.

Nick Stefkovich, market vice president, Republic Services, reflected on the company’s longstanding partnership with Pittsfield.

“It has been a privilege to serve the Pittsfield community for over 30 years. We appreciate the support and cooperation from the residents and city leadership over the years as we have worked together to keep Pittsfield clean by safely and responsibly handling the city’s recycling and solid waste,” Stefkovich said.

For service-related inquiries please call 413-442-8390. For all other questions, please call the Department of Public Services at 413-499-9330.