Councilors, legislators work to shut down overnight trash hauling
The City Council holds a hearing today to consider a proposal by councilors Felix Arroyo and Michael Ross for a law to let the city regulate the hours of commercial trash haulers. The session starts at 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers at City Hall.
Currently, companies that pick up trash from businesses can operate whenever they feel like it, which the councilors say is unfair to residents of neighborhoods where residences sit right on top of businesses, such as the North End and the South End.
The proposal would require an act of the legislature; state Reps. Aaron Michlewitz of the North End and Marty Walz of the Back Bay have signed on.