City of Cincinnati employees will observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday. That means garbage and recycling collection will be delayed by one day all week.Monday's pickup will be Tuesday, Tuesday's pickup will be Wednesday, and so forth.
Cincinnati Council will likely vote next week on an ordinance making major changes to how the city picks up your trash. Officials have been studying the issue for a couple years. Budget Director Lea Erikson is the co-chair of a task force recommending the changes. She said the plan has several goals.“To modernize the language, improve safety, create clear and consistent rules, enable new technology, limit excessive trash, resume yard waste collection and decrease cost,” Erikson said.
Cincinnati Council could be asked later this year to change the way the city collects trash in order to save money.
Officials essentially want to use more automated equipment and reduce the amount of manual labor needed to pick up garbage.
City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. has been requesting such a change in several of his recent budget proposals.
A task force has been studying the issue for a couple years.