MAPLEWOOD, Minn. - The city of Maplewood made the switch to just one trash collection company Monday.
Council members voted in favor of a single hauler last November because of concerns about the environment and the wear and tear of multiple trucks to the city's streets.
City officials say contracting with Allied Waste Services will save residents money.
"We want to thank residents for their cooperation during this conversion to a city-wide trash contract system," said Mayor Will Rossbach. "The new service will save residents money, reduce wear and tear on our residential streets, and help protect our City's environment. We estimate that in total Maplewood residents should save about $1.6 million per year compared to the rates charged in the current open trash hauling system."
The new Maplewood Trash Plan offers residents the choice of four different trash cart sizes: 20 gallon, 32 gallon, 65 gallon, and 95 gallon.
Click here for more information on Maplewood's trash plan.
Residents can also deliver their own yard waste to their neighborhood County compost sites. Click here for details.
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