(WICHITA, Kan.) — For years the Wichita City Council debated making changes to how trash is collected. On Tuesday, members will hear a proposal which will divide the city into sections. Each trash collection company will be assigned a section and none will be allowed to collect outside of that area.
The plan will bring recycling and bulky trash pick-up to the city and charge about $20 dollars a month. It will also generate an additional million dollars a year for Wichita.
"It seems to me a pretty efficient way to handle those types of services," said Councilman Jeff Longwell.
But not everyone on the council is happy with the proposal. Paul Gray says it will harm competition and the way things are now are fine.
"Just because there's a public need, doesn't mean we need a public entity governing it," he said.
The council will hear the arguments at its meeting on Tuesday, a vote is expected in about a month.