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Chicopee Landfill Committee Recommends More Recycling; Some Trash Fees When Landfill Closes

A committee studying the effect of the impending closure of the Chicopee Sanitary Landfill on the city is recommending a stepped-up recycling program, a fee to discard bulk waste and an eventual trash fee for families who throw away more than one barrel of trash each week.

A meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on March 29 at the RiverMills Senior Center to discuss the 47-page report with the City Council and the public.

"We will be sharing this information with our municipal leaders and the public so that a comprehensive approach can be taken in the city's best interest," Mayor Richard J. Kos said.

It will be up to Kos and the City Council to adopt any of the recommendations.

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