WIUM Tristates Public Radio

Rushville Works Out Trash Pickup Complaints

Rushville, IL – Rushville and its disposal company have solved most objections to the town's new mandatory trash pickup ordinance. Mayor Ron Shepherd says residents who leave town for the winter will receive a minimum bill for the months they're gone. In addition, the company will haul the trash totes from the homes of residents who are unable to take them to the curb. Shepherd says a few low-income residents have qualified to avoid paying the monthly $14 fee. Shepherd says the firm also waived the monthly bill for a reservist couple that was called up for service in Iraq.