Who really is Link, and why trust it?

Who really is Link, and why trust it?

The company’s recent “Clean Pawtucket” public relations blitz may claim otherwise, but Link Environmental is, and always has been, a bad neighbor. I live in Fairlawn. I’m all too familiar with Link Environmental’s rat-infested facility on Grotto Avenue – but the company itself is faceless. I’ve never once read anything about Link Environmental giving back to the community. I’ve never even read anything about this company actively participating in the community in any way at all. In fact, the only place I’ve ever even seen the Link Environmental logo is on the company’s garbage trucks, which – since they’re consistently driven uncovered – spray smelly garbage all over my neighborhood.

For years, this company has accepted payment from the city of Pawtucket and its residents. In return, Link has given us a run-down eyesore on Grotto Avenue and redistributes the garbage it collects back onto our streets. The idea that we would even consider trusting this company to responsibly manage a significantly larger operation on Concord Street is shocking. I hope our elected leaders will do the right thing, and stop this terrible idea before it sets our city back decades and destroys a well-established neighborhood.

David R. St. Germain

Pawtucket