Va. company says trash service owes more than $100,000

By Chris Dickerson | Sep 5, 2008

Cummings Collection Services is based in Hurricane. (Photo by Chris Dickerson)

WINFIELD – A Virginia company says a Hurricane-based garbage service owes it more than $100,000.

EnviroSolutions Inc. filed suit against Cummings Collection Services and vice president Betty J. Cummings on Aug. 27 in Putnam Circuit Court.

The Manassas-based business says it signed a contract with Cummings on Feb. 5, 2008. So far, Cummings owes $102,125.32, according to the complaint.

EnviroSolutions said it has made numerous attempts to collect on the account, but it says Cummings has made no payments.

According to its Web site, EnviroSolutions is a regional solid waste company "implementing strategic state–of-art infrastructure, including hauling, transfer/transload and disposal assets to competitively serve the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic."

EnviroSolutions operates landfills, including one in Capels, W.Va.

"EnviroSolutions (ESI) is a waste collection, transfer and disposal firm offering a wide range of professional waste removal solutions to commercial, construction, municipal and residential clients," the site says. "When you require a professional, cost effective, quality driven, fast and courteous waste disposal firm remember ... EnviroSolutions is 'The Answer to Waste.'"

Cummings has been in the headlines lately for falling behind on collection services.

In June and July, the state Public Service Commission received several complaints from Putnam County residents about garbage piling up in areas served by Cummings Collection. Cummings has more than 14,000 customers, most of whom are in Putnam County, according to the PSC.

In the complaint, EnviroSolutions seeks the outstanding balance, pre- and post-judgment interest, fees, court costs, attorney fees and other relief.

Huntington attorneys Derek W. Marsteller and Alison R. Gerlach of Marsteller Law Offices represents EnviroSolutions. The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge O.C. "Hobby" Spaulding.

Putnam Circuit Court case number: 08-C-290

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