City Solid Waste Management

Informational Memo

Published: March 3, 2020

City Solid Waste Management
(pdf, 498.2KB )
This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology.
Request an accessible format.

See accompanying model documents below.

This material contains general information; it is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. Any attorney general opinions cited in this material are available on request from the League’s Research and Information Service staff.

Understand city authority and requirements to regulate the collection and disposal of solid waste and the roles of state and county oversight. Read about city licensing authority and permitted assessments and fees. Learn about open and organized systems of solid waste collection, including their advantages and disadvantages. Includes a flowchart showing the process for adopting organized collection.

Other alternatives discussed include contracting for open collection of trash or garbage using city-licensed private haulers.  Recycling options.

Use these models with the discussion on “City Solid Waste Management”: