Yesterday, (July 22) Councilwoman Portia West & Mayor Thaddeus Kirkland met with the President of J.P. Mascaro to discuss concerns with trash pickup in the city of Chester.

Takeaways from the meeting include:

  • ALL backlogged trash has been collected for this week and the vendor is following the normal schedule for collection.

Operational changes:

  1. Earlier start time for trash pickup
  2. Restructuring of personnel
  3. Equipment enhancements


  1. Job Fair (to encourage Chester residents to apply)

Mayor and Council would like to thank the residents for continuing to be patient as we work through the issues related to our trash collection. Please separate recyclables from regular trash.

Councilwoman Portia West

Department of Streets, Highways, and Public Improvements