A Burns & McDonnell study commissioned by the City turned up no costs to be cut, and further shared that other cities with a similar model have had increased costs. The study explored a wide range of options, ranging from hauling districts to competitive bidding for city regions, increasing standards for trash collections, and expanded contracts for more services provided by fewer providers.
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