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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Alderwoman Takes on Downtown "Racket"; Says Trash Trucks Too Noisy

Posted By on Thu, Nov 19, 2009 at 2:01 PM

Trash collection was making some downtown residents grouchy.
  • Trash collection was making some downtown residents grouchy.
St. Louis alderwoman Kacie Starr Triplett this morning introduced legislation regulating the hours that trash trucks can haul waste from businesses located near residential property.

On her blog today, the downtown alderwoman (Ward 6) writes:
While trash collection may appear as a routine issue, it has become an increasingly major concern for many city residents. They are being awakened at midnight, or very early in the morning to the sound of trash trucks barreling through their alley.
Triplett's "Stop the Racket Legislation" a.k.a. Board Bill 220 would bar trash trucks from picking up waste from businesses located within 200 feet of a residential building between the hours of 8 p.m. and 6 a.m.

City codes already prohibit trash collection in residential neighborhoods during those same hours. Triplett says her legislation is needed because many downtown lofts and condos are in areas zoned commercial where trash trucks can operate at all hours.

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