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Jackson Officials Talk Trash, Literally


JACKSON, Mich. (WLNS) - Jackson city officials are talking trash. Literally.


The city council will be discussing its new trash ordinance, which privatizes garbage removal in the city. Council members are expected to vote to either repeal the ordinance or hold a public vote on it.

The ordinace was passed in March and mandates that city residents pay for and use a garbage hauler that the city has a contract with. Opponents have turned in more than the necessary 350 signatures and say they'd like a chance to vote on it.

Currently, residents can choose between a number of trash haulers or dispose of their garge themselves.

If the council chooses to have an election, the issue will be on the August 6th ballot or they could throw the ordinance out altogether.

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