Below is a summary of the oral arguments before the Missouri Supreme Court. Pat Redington, County Counselor, represented St. Louis County, and Jane Dueker represented the three plaintiff trash haulers, American Eagle, Meridian, and Waste Management.
Within the next few months, the Missouri Supreme Court will hand down its decision, thus writing the final chapter in the lengthy book about trash in unincorporated St. Louis County. However, the court’s decision will have no affect on the operation of the controversial trash districting program in St. Louis County, as it will still continue, business as usual.
As such, residents in subdivisions that “opted-out” of the county program will have the option of choosing their trash hauler or haulers, while those who live in subdivisions and/or other areas that did not, could not “opt-out,” will forever be forced to use the county designated hauler for their respective trash districts.