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Maine Town Puts Off Pay-Per-Bag Trash Program

Maine Town Puts Off Pay-Per-Bag Trash Program

Selectmen have reversed course on a pay-per-bag trash disposal program, which will go to referendum next year instead of beginning a trial run in June.

A program that would require residents to buy specific bags to dispose of their garbage at the town transfer station was scheduled to begin in June after approval by selectmen, in a split vote late last year.

A referendum on whether to make the program permanent was to be held in November.

The program’s aim — as with similar programs across the state — was be to improve recycling rates, lower transfer station costs and make sure people pay a fair share for waste disposal, selectmen supporting the program said at the time.

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