Starting this week, St. Paul, Minn., residents will no longer be able to choose their trash hauler. Instead, residents will choose a garbage cart size that will cost between $20 and $34 a month.
Some residents say this will cause their bills to increase substantially. However, St. Paul officials say the change to a citywide collection will be more efficient by cutting down on alley traffic. There’s a petition effort underway to get the issue of garbage collection on the November ballot.
CBS Minnesota has more details:
Beginning Monday, residents in St. Paul can no longer choose their own trash hauler.
The city has put together a consortium of 15 collectors, with specific collectors assigned to specifics neighborhoods.
Residents choose a garbage cart size that will cost between $20 to $34 a month.
There is no way to share services with neighbors or opt out.