Title

"City" piece on curbside recycling, which is coming to Portland beginning July 5

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

3-18-1999

Pages

8

Abstract

"City" piece on curbside recycling, which is coming to Portland beginning July 5. The new service is expected to cost about $739,000 a year, but officials say that expense will be covered by sales of the yellow collection bags, priced at $0.50 to $0.75 each, and by a reduction in the amount of trash the city will be paying to have burned at Regional Waste System's (RWS) incinerator. Taxpayers now pay $53 a ton for garbage sent to RWS, compared to $12 a ton for processing recyclables.

Subjects

Refuse and refuse disposal

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