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A stinky budget cut - St. Louis
Annual savings: $5 million

The trashman cometh -- with a bill in hand.

St. Louis is considering charging residents $60 a year for once-a-week trash collection. That would generate an estimated $8 million in revenue, with $3 million of the proceeds earmarked for improving recycling and enforcing rules against illegal trash dumping. The net savings would be $5 million a year.

Colorado Springs is also trying to shake cash out of its garbage piles. It removed nearly 400 trash cans from neighborhood parks last month, to save $65,000 annually in supplies and personnel costs. Where will the trash go now? The city hopes residents will pick up after themselves.

NEXT: Street lights go dark - Colorado Springs

Last updated March 11 2010: 1:59 PM ET
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