(WICHITA, Kan.) — The Wichita City Council wants public input before making any formal decisions on trash. Tuesday the city manager presented his plan for a trash cooperative during a workshop.
The plan calls for every citizen to pay $20 a month for weekly trash collection, bi-weekly recycling and once a year bulky waste pick up. City Manager Bob Layton says 80% of residents will either save money or spend the same amount they are now.
The 22 trash hauler's in Wichita support the cooperative. The plan would divide the city into zones and the hauler's would get the same percentage of the market they have now. The difference would be all of their customers would be in one area.