7/19/2011Posted by MJ
The LUSJ reported that the refuse public hearing is tomorrow night at 6:
A public hearing will be held Wednesday on a proposed local law defining the city’s transition to private refuse pickup and curbside recycling.Interesting to note:
The hearing will begin shortly after the 6 p.m. opening of the Common Council’s business meeting in Council chambers at City Hall.
The proposed local law spells out refuse disposal dos and don’ts for residential and commercial properties citywide. Primarily, it directs the exclusive use of city-supplied, wheeled and lidded refuse and recycling “carts” for disposing of trash and recyclable glass, metal, plastic and paper, all to be picked up by a private hauling company.
Trash-picking and scavenging are prohibited; once a property owner’s trash and recyclable goods are put to the curb, they’re considered city property. That’s because Modern’s contract rate is predicated on volumes of trash and recyclables that it expects to collect in the Lock City, City Attorney John Ottaviano said; it’s especially interested in the recyclables because it can make money off those materials.I wonder how active the LPD will be in enforcing this and how the city will let the scavengers know. I'll miss the parade of trucks that roll by every Thursday.
Here is a scanned hard copy of the proposed law as of last Tuesday. I cannot vouch for how up to date it is but everything you would like to know should be inside.
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