Aug 31, 2012 at 10:32 am
SAUK RAPIDS, MN (KNSI) - The city of Sauk Rapids is holding a public hearing Wednesday on changing how garbage is collected in the city.
City leaders are discussing consolidating trash pick-up across the city. As of now residents of Sauk Rapids choose and pay for their own personal garbage service, but the city has an idea to organize garbage collection by geographical area.
In the current system around eight garbage and recycling trucks roll through the Sauk Rapids neighborhoods each week, similar to about 15-hundred passenger vehicles on the streets of Sauk Rapids. The city is hoping to cut down on the wear and tear on the streets due to those heavy trucks.
This is the second time in the last three years the city proposed a change...in 2009...after negative resident input the council voted down the idea.
The meeting is scheduled for 6-o-clock Wednesday night at the Sauk Rapids government center.
Temp: 65°F (18°C)
Wind: 10 SW
Weather: Mainly Cloudy