Columbia residents can give input on trash collection
COLUMBIA - The city of Columbia said Monday it wants resident input on how to improve trash and recycling management programs.
City officials want residents to voice their opinions on how to make trash collecting safer for city workers, increase recycling and create more equality in trash billing. The city will host various forums to discuss ideas.
Forums will consist of short presentations by staff followed by community conversation. Those ideas will become part of a report presented to the city council during its first meeting in June.
The city said more information can be found at comotrash.com, which will be online by Friday, Feb. 6.
Meetings on the subject will take place at different times and places for various wards:
Ward 1: Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 8 p.m. at city hall: 701 East Broadway
Ward 2: Tuesday, Feb. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Parkade Elementary School: 111 Parkade Blvd.
Ward 3: Wednesday, March 18 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russell Boulevard Elementary School: 1800 Rollins Road
Ward 4: Tuesday, March 3 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blue Ridge Elementary School: 3700 Woodland Dr.
Ward 5: Wednesday, April 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Ann Hawkins Gentry Middle School: 4200 Bethel St.
Ward 6: Meeting time and location to be determined.
[Editor's note: This post has been edited to correct meeting dates for Ward 3 and 4.]