The Columbia City Council talked trash during Monday night’s work session. The city is having a hard time holding on to solid waste staff, even after raising their pay.
The city is looking at not taking any trash that’s not in bags or bundles, and possibly limiting the total bags allowed per pickup.
Councilman Michael Trapp says on The Gary Nolan Show the work is grueling and dangerous.
“Now we’re looking at, can we make the job less onerous by making changes with the way that we do pickup.”
Trapp supports roll carts as a safer trash option, but Columbia voters banned that idea in 2016.