The city of Chicago is set to alter its garbage grid to make trash collection more efficient as part of a move estimated to save the city $7 million next year, according to the mayor's office.
As a result of the changes, set to start this fall, there will be 292 garbage trucks used daily in the city, down from 310 trucks.
Trash collection days will also switch for some Chicagoans.
The mayor's office says the $7 million in estimated savings will be redirected by the Department of Streets and Sanitation "into other city services."
The announcement on the garbage grid changes follows news that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's 2016 budget proposal is expected to include a monthly trash collection fee of $10 to $12.