Hannibal City Council decided Tuesday night to reduce the days and hours of operation of a yard waste lot because people are misusing it. That’s according to our news-gathering partners at the Herald-Whig.
Street Department Supervisor Mike McHargue said he’s captured some of the misuse on video camera. He said some drivers from Illinois are unloading debris and for-profit haulers account for more than 50-percent of the debris in the lot, which is meant only for "do-it-yourself Hannibal residents" who are dumping lawn waste.
The lot has been open 24 hours a day, seven days a week but council members changed the hours to 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday to Sunday. The change takes effect July 1.
The council also created a part-time position for someone to always staff the lot.