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Commission moves to rectify garbage pickup inequities

...change will affect lower-income urban homeowners more than others.They also sent Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson back to rewrite a controversial policy to charge for garbage service at vacant lots but took no action on his proposal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-17/commission-moves-rectify
Roadshow promoting alternative fuel vehicles makes stop in Evans

...product, made in Georgia and sold in Georgia?" he said. "It makes no sense not to."Augusta Solid Waste Director Mark Johnson is also an advocate, having seen the benefits of using CNG in trash trucks and street sweepers used by city contractors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-18/roadshow-promoting-alter
Garbage service billing proposal explained to commissioners

...billing for garbage service to make it uniform throughout Augusta-Richmond County.The change proposed by Director Mark Johnson would switch all households to a fee-based system, including about 13,000 customers who live inside the old city...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-05-26/garbage-service-billing-
Augusta Commission halts municipal building construction until space issues resolved

...increases for property owners in the old city limits and owners of vacant lots, citing Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson's absence."I don't think the aggravation should be directed toward his assistant," Commissioner Bill Lockett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-03/augusta-commission-votes
Augusta garbage issues unresolved a year into new solid waste contract

...2013 to 344 last month, according to data from Augusta 311 Man ager Kelli Walker.Environmental Services Di rector Mark Johnson has attributed most of the missed or delayed pickups to Advanced Disposal, one of two primary contractors hauling residential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-15/augusta-garbage-issues-u
Commission to take up new garbage fees

...other changes in a sweeping solid-waste resolution signed by the mayor last year.Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson said he expects the vacant lot fee to generate about $1.3 million in new revenue from 11,800 vacant parcels upon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-16/commission-take-new-garb
Mark Johnson, environmental services director, answers 5 questions on the new trash service

...except in Hephzibah and Blythe. And trash is picked up only once a week.But now, Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson says things are working better and people are happier. For example, 3,000 new recycling carts have been delivered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-08-25/mark-johnson-environmental-se
Pardon our mess: Area from last week's ice storm

...The city of Augusta's waste collection services will pick up the extra debris on your regular pickup day next week.Mark Johnson, Augusta's environmental services director, said rules regarding the size of yard waste will "be a little flexible...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-02-16/pardon-our-mess-area-las
Pardon Our Mess: Steiner Avenue dumping ground

...the area. WHO'S RESPONSIBLE: It's not known who disposes of trash on the land. Environmental Services Director Mark Johnson said right-of-way cleanup is shared by the county and the state. The solid waste department routinely cleans some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-02-02/pardon-our-mess-steiner-avenu
Commissioners rally to help Augusta residents after ice storm

...working non-stop to get power back, Smith said.Also, Augusta's solid waste department under the direction of Mark Johnson was out early picking up trash and storm debris."Bad news brings out the best in people," Smith said. "People...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-02-15/commissioners-r