Friday, August 22, 2008

Lawsuit Filed to Stop Trash Districts in St. Louis County

Residents from St. Louis County filed a suit against the county in an effort to derail its plan to divide its unincorporated areas into eight trash collection districts.

The suit, filed in St. Louis County Circuit Court, alleges that the plan violates a county charter provision requiring a vote of the people. The county hired a single hauler for each of 8 trash districts, except in subdivisions that opted out.

The program has been operation in the 3rd District, in north central St. Louis County, since last month. It is due to begin in October for the other seven districts. Attorneys Lester Stuckmeyer and Robert Schultz filed the suit on behalf of several plaintiffs from unincorporated areas of the county.

A trash hauler, American Eagle Waste Industries, joined in the suit. American Eagle was among a group of trash haulers that filed a lawsuit in May seeking to stop the plan. A judge tossed that suit out of court.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous11:42 AM

    What has happened to all of these lawsuits?

    Hasn't there been another one filed contradicting St. Louis County Charter?

    Give us an update on this Trash program.