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.