FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CITY OF SIMPSONVILLE
Last summer, Simpsonville privatized trash collection services for city residents. ACE Environmental is a private company contracted by the City for the collection of trash. The decision to privatize this service was driven by budgetary concerns and avoided the necessity of having to raise taxes.
The contract says that each resident is to be supplied with one regular trash container and one recycle container. The City residents could request additional trash containers, but the resident would have to pay for the cost of the additional container.
Recently ACE sent out letters explaining that additional trash containers and recycle containers would be at an additional cost to the resident. This correspondence from ACE was subsequently followed by an invoice. This has understandably led to a lot of confusion. To clarify, the resident would have to pay for any additional containers directly to ACE.
If a resident wants to have additional trash containers, ACE will provide those at the resident’s expense. There will be a monthly fee for collecting the additional trash container. The City pays ACE to collect from one regular trash container and one recycle container per residence.
If a resident does not want an additional container, ACE will pick them up and the resident will no longer be billed for it. Just contact ACE and arrange for their pickup.
Simpsonville prides itself in providing high quality services to its citizens. But those services come at a cost and Simpsonville is committed to living within its budget. Simpsonville is continuing to work with ACE to improve the quality of services provided to residents while keeping costs as low as possible.
Residents with questions about the trash collection program should contact ACE Customer Service at 864-947-8100.
Simpsonville Names Interim Chief of Police
March 14, 2017, 2017 (SIMPSONVILLE, SC) – Captain Mike Hanshaw of the Simpsonville Police Department has been named as Interim Chief of Police by City Administrator Eddie Case. Captain Hanshaw has been directing the department since Deputy Chief Steve Moore retired on February 28, 2017.
“Captain Hanshaw has 20 years of experience in law enforcement and has worked through the ranks of the Simpsonville Police Department. That kind of experience is a valuable asset to Simpsonville. Over the last few weeks, I have been impressed with his leadership of the department. It gives me great confidence that he will continue lead the Simpsonville Police Department” said Case.
At this time Simpsonville City Council has put the search for Chief of Police on hold.
Interim Chief Mike Hanshaw Bio
Interim Chief Mike Hanshaw started his law enforcement career in 1997 as a Patrol Officer with the Simpsonville Police Department. While on Uniform Patrol, he worked his way through the ranks and was promoted to Sergeant. In 2005, he transferred to Investigator in the Criminal Investigations Division. After 8 years in the division, he was promoted to Sergeant over the Criminal Investigations Division.
In 2014, Hanshaw was promoted to the position of Operations Captain, serving as the Commander of the Uniform Patrol Division. As Operations Captain, he commanded the largest portion of the department which includes supervising 1 Lieutenant, 26 Uniformed Patrol officers, 1 Animal Control officer, 8 dispatchers and 2 Reserve officers.
Additionally, Interim Chief Hanshaw previously served as the Commander and team leader with the Police Departments Special Response Team. He is also a state certified firearms instructor through the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy. Other certifications include Shoot House Instructor and Specific Skills Instructor.
For more information, please contact Tiffany Cherry, Community Relations Specialist, at 864-967-9526 or TCherry@simpsonville.com.