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The Day – New London pitches pay-per-bag trash program

New London — The city made its first public pitch on Wednesday for a pay-as-you-throw trash program that officials say will reduce city costs by increasing recycling rates. The general idea is to require residents to pay for official New London trash bags to dispose of garbage, which in turn will provide incentive to reduce trash …

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The Day – Some towns embrace pay-per-bag, others don’t

As New London and Montville consider pay-per-bag trash proposals, two local towns that started similar programs in the 1990s have had different experiences. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says on its website that pay-as-you-throw programs, which charge residents per bag of trash, are a way to reach a higher reduction and recycling rate statewide. East Lyme ran such …

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