ST. LOUIS (KMOX)- St. Louis County taxpayers may get stuck paying millions of dollars to three trash hauling companies left out when the Dooley Administration set up new trash hauling contracts in 2008.
The Missouri Supreme Court has ruled the county failed to give trash haulers the required two-years notice that their existing contracts were being cancelled.
Attorney Jane Dueker represented American Eagle — one of the three haulers cut out.
“Instead of putting the taxpayers at risk, the county should have waited or if you feel like the law doesn’t apply to you, well then you need to go to court,” Dueker says. “But you shouldn’t put taxpayers dollars at risk.”
The Dooley Administration says changing the trash districts is saving residents in unincorporated St. Louis County about $16 million a year.