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Pittsfield mayor pushes trash plan

February 09, 2018 05:23 AM

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - Pittsfield Mayor Linda Tyer is rolling out her proposed trash pickup program across the city.

She's been holding a series of meetings over the past few weeks to talk to residents about the plan. The program would do away with the old unlimited trash pickup policy and require residents to use 45 gallon and 96 gallon containers for trash and recycling.

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“The idea here is to find ways to save money, to increase recycling, and to bring equity to the system,” Tyer said. “These are important conversations that we're having on a big change to the way people manage their household trash.”

The city council declined to vote on the issue last month, and sent it back to Tyer for revision.

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