FLINT, Mich. — The mayor of Flint says the state appeals court has overturned a judge’s order and cleared the way for her preferred contractor to pick up trash.

The decision wasn’t immediately available Thursday night. But Mayor Karen Weaver says the court order allows Rizzo Environmental Services to collect trash instead of another company, Republic Services.

The mayor has been locked in a weeks-long battle with the Flint City Council over trash pickup. The council wants to stick with Republic while Weaver favors Rizzo.

Both companies were operating in the city this week.

It’s another unflattering affair for Flint, where residents are drinking bottled water or filtered tap water because of a lead-tainted water supply.