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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Nighttime Trash Collection To Remain

Despite complaints from city workers about dim working conditions and vermin embedded in the trash, common council has voted against switching South End trash collection from nighttime to daytime.

Almost a decade ago, nighttime trash collection started as a pilot program. Common Councillor John MacKenzie explains he hasn't heard any compelling reasons to make the switch back, and he's concerned daytime collection could cause traffic snags, especially in the winter when snowbanks drastically narrow uptown streets.

The city's Kevin Rice explained while daytime collection wouldn't exactly be cheaper, it would free up some man hours that could be used elsewhere.

In the end, council voted to maintain the status quo.