Golden Valley Trash Ordinance Passes First Hurdle
The Golden Valley City Council passed the first reading of an ordinance designed to regulate trash collection. Right now, the city allows haulers to collect garbage five days a week. Under a proposed ordinance change, Golden Valley would reduce trash collection to two days per week; Monday and Friday.
The move stems from a resident survey the city conducted last September as part of its initiative to take a closer look at trash collection in the city.
Trash collectors would also have to provide a list of their prices to the city. And the ordinance would limit truck weight would limit truck weight to seven tons on residential streets.
The city would cap the number of waste hauling licenses at four. The city thinks that will be achieved through attrition.
The goal is to give residents a choice and cut down on the environmental impact of Golden Valley’s trash.
“Part of our requirements in the ordinance will be some reporting back from the haulers. We want to understand how many customers are they serving? Where are they taking their waste? How many tons of garbage are we producing in Golden Valley?” Explained Physical Development Director Marc Nevinski.
The city says with that information they can set goals and work on objectives that are environmentally friendly.
If it receives final approval, the ordinance would be effective April 1st, 2020.