Waterville City councilors will be asked to give final approval to changes in the city's solid waste ordinance that includes a controversial pay-as-you-throw
rubbish disposal plan approved by the council six months ago and implemented by the city in September.
In Millbury, where selectmen recently voted down a "SMART" proposal to adopt a pay-as-you-throw
system, residents recycle only 16 percent of solid waste.
The strategy contains a suggestion that studies should be carried out to see if councils should be allowed to charge for taking away our non-recyclable waste - otherwise known as pay-as-you-throw
Environment Secretary David Miliband is understood to be considering the introduction of pay-as-you-throw
, in order to encourage waste reduction and recycling.
The City Council of Fort Worth, Texas, has tentatively approved a new pay-as-you-throw
WESTBORO - With little community support, the town is scrapping its plan to consider switching to a pay-as-you-throw
is a system where residents pay for additional solid waste bags or containers collected beyond the allotted number.
Just last week, town meeting voters in Templeton, Princeton and Grafton approved pay-as-you-throw
programs for the coming fiscal year.
WEST BOYLSTON - The Board of Selectmen unanimously adopted pay-as-you-throw
trash collection beginning July 1.
UXBRIDGE - After receiving a deluge of opposition to a pay-as-you-throw
trash program, selectmen quickly disbanded a committee they set up two weeks ago to examine the issue.
WEST BOYLSTON - Pay-as-you-throw
trash disposal might have received town meeting endorsement Monday, but the actual implementation could be far off, since the power to change trash policy in West Boylston lies in the hands of selectmen, some of who still oppose how the article was presented.
Hopewell last month to put pay-as-you-throw
trash collection before town meeting voters later this month.