COLUMBIA, Mo. (KMIZ)
Columbia Solid Waste will hold an open-house style meeting next week about potential requirements on roll cart storage, according to a Wednesday press release.
The release states that the city is looking for public input on roll cart storage at residences between collection days. The meeting is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 14 at City Hall. Comments can also be made online until Dec. 31.
Ward 6 Councilwoman Betsy Peters brought up concerns about the ordinance during the Nov. 8 council meeting, claiming the current ordinance was not specific enough.
According to the current ordinance, roll carts can be placed at the curb no earlier than 4 p.m. the day before collection day and must be removed from the curb no later than 10 p.m. on collection day. The ordinance states that roll carts must be stored on private property, but doesn’t give a specific location.
Roll carts are expected to be delivered to residents in February. The decision to switch to an automated trash collection system was made during a March City Council meeting. Collections using roll carts are expected to begin in March.
Residents had the option of a 35-gallon, 64-gallon or 95- gallon each varying in price.
- 35-gallon: $12.87 per month
- 65-gallon: $17.37 per month (current rate used by City customers)
- 95-gallon: $22.50 per month