Revolutionizing the Yard Waste Drop-Off Site: Jefferson City Council Agrees to Temporarily Improve the Recently Delinquent Site
The Jefferson City Council convened a special meeting on Monday night, where they approved a temporary agreement with Troesser Lawn Care that will revolutionize the city’s existing yard waste drop-off site. The agreement, which runs until January 7th 2024, is estimated to cost the city $35,000 and will extend the site’s operating hours.
The city is implementing drastic changes to the yard waste drop-off site. The site had previously only been open on Saturdays and Sundays from 8 am to 12 noon; however, with the new agreement, the site will be open for eight hours on Saturdays and Wednesdays, and for four hours on Sundays. The extended hours will start on Saturday, November 25th and the Wednesday operations will begin on November 29th.
It is worth noting that the City Council memo states that the hours and days of operations may be affected by weather events when/if they occur. Additionally, the site will be closed on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and New Year’s Eve (December 31st).
The Impact of the Agreement
The changing of the site’s operations is a direct response to staffing shortages and traffic impacts that put people in danger. During the meeting, council members highlighted the need to make sure that this type of nuisance for the residents does not occur again.
The agreement with Troesser Lawn Care, while temporary, is sure to make an impact on the city’s already existing drop-off site. The drastic change in hours is meant to ensure the safety of the site and to encourage its visible use in the community.