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Pero brothers entering trash business in Batavia

By Howard B. Owens

Jeff and Dave Pero see a business opportunity in Batavia -- picking up garbage.

The brothers took over management of rental properties owned by their grandfather after he died last year and when they started getting pricing for garbage collection under the new open-market system in Batavia, they thought it would expensive to hire a company to pick up trash at all of those properties.

They decided they would just take care of garbage collection at their own properties themselves, but that thought was quickly followed by another, "why don't we just do it for the whole city?"

Jeff and Dave won't be the first Peros to offer garbage collection in Batavia. Their great-grandfather had a trash company at one time.

They're buying a dump truck and will operate as Trash Away, picking up residential garbage. Customers who put out fewer than six 30-gallon bags per week or three standard trash cans per week will pay $18 bucks a month.

People who live alone and generate no more than one bag of trash per week will get a special price of $10 a month.

Trash Away will also pick up an unlimited amount of recycling.

When customers need bulk item pick-up or yard waste pick-up, Trash Away will offer the service by appointment and the price will be negotiated based on the size of the job.

The company will also offer attic, garage and basement clean-up for a fee.

For information call (585) 250-4065 or e-mail them at

Daniel Palmer

Trustworthy, honest, reliable...These are just a few adjectives to describe these two guys and their entire family. If I lived in Batavia, there would be no question who I would hire. Good luck, Jeff and David.

Apr 22, 2013, 7:43am Permalink
David Horning

I wrote and mailed a check to Dave Pero in the amount of $85.00 for driveway sealing. Our agreement was that while I was on vacation for two weeks because the driveway would be empty he would see that it was sealed. He never did the work but cashed the check and now is avoiding me! I do not at all trust dealing with him. I called Trash Away and supposedly Dave answered and said "I had been in contact with Jeff". Voice sounded exactly the same. He said he'd see him and make sure that he returned the $85.00. I still have not received the refund! Beware!!!!!!!

Aug 11, 2016, 6:54am Permalink
Ed Hartgrove

That's what small claims court is for, David.
Take your contract, and, Mr. Pero, to small claims court.
I'm not saying that it's 100% foolproof, but, I would think that, once a judge sees the contract, and proof that the conditions of said contact weren't fulfilled, you would win. Good luck.

Aug 11, 2016, 12:15pm Permalink
David Horning

Ed Hartgrove? What happened to honesty? What I have written is the honest truth. It was a verbal contract.... I did speak to the Genesee County Sheriffs Civil office.

Aug 12, 2016, 4:39pm Permalink
Ed Hartgrove

David. I never even intimated that what you wrote wasn't the truth. When it comes to honesty, I guess the "proof is in the pudding". An honest man would refund any ill-gotten money - with an apology, I would hope.

As for verbal contracts, they're only a good as their participants. I have a 2-man "crew" mow and edge my lawn, 7 months a year. I pay them 5 weeks ahead of time, have only a verbal contract with them, and, other than a phone number, know nothing about them. They've been doing my lawn for 3 years now, and have never missed a mowing.

Aug 12, 2016, 7:46pm Permalink

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