Niles residents facing prospect of new garbage ordinance

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The city of Niles is considering throwing its current garbage ordinance, well, in the trash.

City officials are considering a proposal that would streamline its current solid waste, recycling, and yard collection system, according to ABC 57.

The new ordinance would require any customer with four units or less of waste to use one single trash hauler. And unlike in the current ordinance, you can’t opt out of service if you want to use someone else.

City officials say people who are opting out of trash service are having trash-related issues at their properties. The city could lower the cost of the service as much as fifty-percent as a compromise, while keeping the city cleaner in the process.

Opponents say they’re “shocked and stunned” at the proposal, according to ABC 57.

Council members will discuss the issue at Monday night’s Niles City Council meeting. It starts at 6 p.m. at the fire station at 1345 E. Main St.

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