2 of the largest cities in St. Louis County are kicking Meridian Waste to the curb

Meantime, the city's new garbage services provider, Gateway Disposal, begins July 1.

City officials said there will be no change in cost or scheduling.

It's a somewhat similar situation to what's going on in Wildwood, which has also been unhappy with Meridian's performance.

"There were several things going on, but it largely amounted to missed pick-ups for the residents," said Mayor Jim Bowlin.

Bowlin said complaints in his city tied to Meridian topped 800 in the first six months of 2019. Compare that to just 412 in all of 2018.

It's why the city recently decided to also kick Meridian to the curb, ending a years-long contract.

Instead, Wildwood will be going with Waste Connections effective August 1. Customers' scheduled pick-up days will remain the same, but their bills will be going down.

Wildwood will also be reverting back to single-stream recycling under the new arrangement.

 

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