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Aldermen will pick up trash discussion in the New Year

Posted by Ralph Ranalli December 24, 2007 12:14 PM

NEWTON

The board of aldermen has delayed discussion of whether Newton will switch to an automated trash collection system until its Jan. 7 meeting. The board's Public Facilities Committee recommended the proposal, but its Finance Committee rejected it.

The proposed system would provide each household with a 64-gallon trash container that would be collected each week by a truck with a single driver and automated arm. Currently, there is no limit on the amount of trash residents can dispose of each week, and two employees are required to collect it.

-- Rachana Rathi

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