Title

"City" piece on the trash bags that will be required for the city's new trash co

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

6-17-1999

Pages

9

Abstract

"City" piece on the trash bags that will be required for the city's new trash collection program to encourage recycling. City officials say all markets should sell the bags for what they pay for them. But Bob Hannigan, owner of Hannigan's Island Market on Peaks Island, says putting the bags on the shelf could mean a loss of revenue for smaller, locally owned shops where the markup on similar items is 18 to 25 percent. Hannigan charges that is tantamount to price-fixing and he wants Portland officials to stay out of his business. Only 12 stores, including five mom-and-pop-type establishments and chains like Shop 'n Save and Shaw's, have signed on with the city and agreed to sell the bags at cost, 34 cents for the 15-gallon size, and 68 cents for the 30-gallon size. Most of the city's smaller stores are taking a wait-and-see approach.

Subjects

Refuse and refuse disposal

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