Why is this change necessary?

A switch to a semi-automated trash collection system in the City of Temple Terrace is long overdue. The vast majority of communities in the Tampa Bay region and, indeed, in the country have already made the transition. The new system has been shown to save time as well as reduce the possibility of injury to the sanitation crews. In addition, the uniform look of the carts will contribute greatly to the aesthetics on City streets, even on trash days. In addition, the lids attached to the carts will close after being serviced, unlike loose lids which often end up clogging storm drains.

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3. How much is this costing the City?
4. Will this result in a cost increase for residential sanitation service?