A revised version of a trash ordinance for Springfield could be out later today.
And its sponsors say it will include a waiver provision that would allow people to opt out of garbage pickup, and not be billed for it, if they will be away for an extended period.
The original version of the ordinance would have continued to assess the trash pickup fee on the customer’s City Water Light and Power bill, requiring the homeowner to seek a rebate from their waste hauler.
The revised ordinance will also change the “base rate” that would be charged for garbage pickup.
The changes are intended to address concerns raised by residents and waste haulers ahead of a City Council vote later this month.