Council Passes First Consideration For New Waste Hauling Ordinance
At its Nov 6, 2019 regular meeting, the Golden Valley City Council passed the first consideration of the new Waste Hauling Ordinance with an amendment to include Monday, in addition to Friday, as a waste pick up day. The Council will consider the ordinance a second time at its Nov 19, 2019 meeting. Public comments will be taken at that time.
If the ordinance passes, it will be effective April 1, 2020. New aspects of the ordinance include:
- establishing the number of residential waste collection licenses at four (This number is a target and will be achieved through attrition. Collectors currently licensed in the City may continue to renew their licenses but must comply with the modified ordinance.)
- requiring haulers to provide a schedule of charges, submission of Department of Transportation inspection records, and a summary of the driver training program, among other requirements
- requiring waste containers to be made of at least 25 percent post-consumer material
- increasing the insurance requirements licensees must carry
- designating Friday and Monday as the only days for residential collection
- limiting truck weight to 7 tons per axel on residential streets
An audio recording of the meeting can be accessed here. An updated draft ordinance will be included in the Nov 19 Council agenda packet. The packet will be published on the City website Nov 15, 4:30 pm.