Trash fees changing in St. Louis County - KMOV.com

Trash fees changing in St. Louis County

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A St. Louis County trash bin (Credit: KMOV) A St. Louis County trash bin (Credit: KMOV)
ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. (KMOV.com) -

Families in parts of St. Louis County will soon notice a change on their trash bill.

The St. Louis County Council recently approved bids for new five year contracts, which is good news for some people and bad news for other.

People in Oakville, which falls in District 8, will see the biggest change to their basic trash pickup fee. It is increasing from $10.90 a month to $13.90 a month. That's an increase of $36 a year, but the price for all other optional waste pickup services in the district are decreasing, according to figures from St. Louis County leaders.

People living in District 2, which includes the Spanish Lake area in North County, will see the biggest savings. Basic trash pickup will be $1.83 less, bulk waste pickup will be $20.00 less, and extra yard waste pickup will be $10.00 less.

The County established the eight trash districts in 2008 to create consistency for collections, lower costs, and allow recycling to be added. The County ended up in a legal battle with three waste services companies who said the County failed to properly notify of the change by sending a certified letter. The County was ordered to pay millions in the lawsuit.

The service providers are selected through an open bid process. The rates are set for five years. The new fee structure will go into effect in April 2017.

Click here to view the figures from St. Louis County.

Below is a map of the waste collection districts:

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