After constantly being nagged to look at options to reduce traffic and protect the environment, the City of Springfield, Mo., is currently in the process of hiring Kansas City, Kan.-based Burns and McDonnell to conduct a study to find out the best way to pick up the city’s trash.
The city currently has 12 waste service companies, which could soon change if the city decides to go with specific collection zones or citywide contracts.
The study will cost approximately $190,000 and will last about four months.
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If you ever wondered why there are different garbage trucks on your street and why your neighbors have different color trash bins you are not alone. Several homeowners in the city have the same questions and some even want that changed.
Right now, homeowners choose to hire whatever waste services they like. Some neighborhood groups asked the city to take a look at other options to decrease traffic and protect the environment. Springfield is in the process of hiring a consulting company to conduct a study to find out the best way to pick up trash.
"We hear constantly: 'why are there four to five trash trucks on my street?' or 'why do I have different color trash bins?," said Barbara Lucks, sustainability officer.
The Neighborhood Advisory Council brought up the need to explore consolidated waste services in the city earlier this year.