By Chris Howe, Selectboard Chair
By now you all know that the price of bags went up $2.00 a bag and up $10.00 per roll, for either large or small; making it $5.00 per bag for large, $4.00 per bag for small; $25.00 per roll of large bags and $20.00 per roll for small bags. I will do my best to explain it to you.
Before I begin, let me also explain something to those who have heard that if you choose to go with a private pick up service or any other alternative trash collection, that you can not use the curbside recycling. This is NOT true. Recycling is mandated by law through Act 148 . We do still have the roll-off bins, which you are free to use and you are free to do the curbside recycling as well. On Thursday mornings Triple T will pick up the recycling, however if the pay-per-throw goes away completely, then so does curbside recycling. You can use any container, you do not have to necessarily use the green one provided for you by the town, however if you do use a different container it must be clearly marked; RECYCLE.
It was reported to us a while back by the previous Recycling Committee that the pay as you throw program was not self sufficient and the town was running a deficit. However we were also told this was a learning year and it should improve. It did not. (more…)