CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- No trash bag voucher? No worries ... yet.
So says Tonya Cotton, Charleston's city collector.
Despite widespread publicity about the start of a new trash bag distribution program last week, some city residents probably didn't receive their vouchers in the mail right away.
WasteZero, the North Carolina company that received the contract to supply and distribute trash and recycling bags for the city this year, mailed vouchers to all eligible residential property owners between Tuesday and Thursday last week, Cotton said.
"If your cousin across the street or your cousin across town received his slip, that doesn't mean you should have received yours yet," she said.
But if Charleston residents don't receive their voucher by the end of the week, Cotton said, they should call her office at 304-348-8024.
Under a new system rolled out last week, people take their vouchers to participating merchants and trade them for a six-month supply of trash and recycling bags.
Vouchers for a second distribution in February will be mailed out early next year.