The Grain Valley Board of Aldermen on Monday removed from the agenda the controversial issue that municpalizes the city’s trash service.

The Grain Valley Board of Aldermen on Monday removed from the agenda the controversial issue that municpalizes the city’s trash service.

Mayor Mike Todd announced at the start of Monday’s meeting that there are “missing aspects” in the contract with the city and two trash haulers.

If approved, the city and Envirostar Waste Services and AAA Disposal will enter into an agreement for the disposal of residential solid waste removal services.

The municipalization of solid waste is for residential trash only. Commercial waste disposal is not included, meaning businesses would not be restricted to two companies. There’s no limit to the number of commercial waste disposal companies that would still be traveling Grain Valley streets.

Yard waste and larger items are not included. Residents can contact companies of their choice to pick up yard and lawn waste.

It only applies to residents living inside the city limits.

Residents were split in the like/dislike of the plan when the city polled citizens on the issue.

Those favorable liked the idea that municipalization will save them money. They also like the fact there will be fewer trash trucks running in neighborhoods.

Those against the plan don’t want to give up their particular trash company. They’re comfortable with them. Some say municipalization is more government intrusion.

It’s unknown when the board will vote on the issue.