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October 22, 2014, 4:37 am
970 WMAY News

Proposed Ordinance Would Shift Trash Pickup Charges To CWLP Bill

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All Springfield residents would have to pay for waste hauling services through their City Water Light and Power bill… under a draft ordinance now circulating among aldermen. 


The draft obtained by 970 WMAY News calls for the city to collect the monthly trash pickup fee and then reimburse the city’s waste haulers.  A separate recycling fee would also be assessed on the utility bill and would increase from 50 cents a month to a dollar-50. 


The changes are intended to make sure that everyone pays for waste hauling… and to reduce incidents of people simply dumping their trash into someone else’s dumpster or onto streets and alleys. 


The proposal is expected to be placed on file next week.

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