The council passed an amendment stating anyone could apply for a waiver from the rear-yard fee, which is $15 a month, but tabled the amended measure.
Mayor Adam Paul says the budget cut is a ploy by city staff to make it seem like a long-disputed Walmart development is necessary or services will disappear.
Nearly 400 volunteers pull out roughly 20 tons of refuse in St. Louis, Alton.
The Great Mississippi River Cleanup is a 22-city project to help preserve the river, sponsored by Living Lands and Waters.
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 latest theft craze in St. Louis involves the hooks from trash bins.
Thieves are now targeting your refuse, consumer spending continues after the holidays, the state income tax as a ballot initiative, and the debate to legalize marijuana.
The baby was found dead two days later wrapped in a towel and blanket.
St. Louis County Council members, with a 5-to-2 vote, approved a series of trash hauling contracts for the next five years.
The county is warning publicly that it might be on the hook for $23 million in legal damages.