Trash collection options
Over the past decade a number of cities have shifted to an organized system for collecting trash. The change has sometimes been met with substantial public opposition, most recently in St. Paul.
Before a city can make that change, state law already requires it to form a committee to study trash collection options.
A new change to the law spells out some more factors for committees to evaluate, including how changes would affect residents’ ability to choose a hauler based on the kind of service they want and the cost.