Lincoln Garbage Collection Company Says it’s Being Targeted by Others

odd-newsLINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new garbage-collecting business in Lincoln says it’s being hurt by underhanded tactics of other long-established garbage companies that resent the new competition.

The new company, Trash Taxi, is crying foul over some of the tactics. Owner Dana Houser says they include cards and notices sent to customers accusing Trash Taxi of providing lousy service and implying that customers have complaints with the Better Business Bureau, even though the bureau lists zero complaints.

Houser says a few competitors have refused to sign for certified letters canceling service after customers signed up with Trash Taxi.

Donna Garden, assistant director for Lincoln’s Public Works and Utilities Department, says the city has no power to intervene.