Kenton City Council members heard from representatives of the Northwest Ohio Solid Waste District concerning the future of the Pay as You Throw trash collection program in Kenton.
The results of a survey recently mailed to residents were discussed at last night’s meeting.
Council President Joel Althauser stated that roughly 60 percent of those responding were in favor of bigger containers for trash and recyclables that would replace the smaller bins and trash bags that are currently used.
Althauser said the next step is to form a committee comprised of three ward council members and a couple of as yet to be named community members, who will be charged with discussing the matter with residents in the form of perhaps one or two public hearings. The idea is to study the pros and cons and decide what works and what doesn’t work about the proposed changes.
The district representatives stated they could have a new contract ready by Spring, but there is no timetable or deadline in place for the city to make a decision.
Althauser said they intend to move ahead with the issue and make a decision as soon as possible.
He said one of the goals is to have the city take over billing for trash collection from the district as is done in other cities such as Marysville, Urbana, Lima, London and Sidney.