Complaints pouring into city hall over new trash fee in St. Louis - KMOV.com

Complaints pouring into city hall over new trash fee in St. Louis

(KMOV)-- St. Louis started charging $11 a month for trash collection and increased the water usage charge by 20%. Both charges are combined on one bill that's sent quarterly and those bills have started arriving.

The city says the charges are necessary to cover the cost of providing city services. But some are calling the new trash fee a new tax that's imposed in a way that circumvents Missouri's Hancock Amendment, which prevents any tax increase without a vote of the people.

 


 

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