Sep 6, 2012 at 7:36 am
SAUK RAPIDS, MN (KNSI) - It looks like Sauk Rapids residents will see some changes in their garbage pickup in the weeks to come.
Last night, the Sauk Rapids City Council held a two hour public hearing on trash pickup, and then voted 4-to-1 to switch to a single-hauler system for collecting garbage. Right now, Sauk Rapids residents can choose from four collectors that do business in the city.
Supporters of a single hauler say it will lessen the wear and tear on city streets--which will save money--and they say it will make it safer for pedestrians. But opponents--some of whom spoke out at last night's hearing--say this move will simply eliminate their choice of who picks up their trash.
City officials will now meet with haulers to discuss how the collection would be organized, including costs and pay structure.
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