Few back Manchester proposal to pay-as- you-throw
"I feel it's another tax you're forcing on us," resident Robert Olson said.
But opinions expressed at the session seemed to back up what some city aldermen have said — that constituents have a strongly negative reaction to the prospect of the city adopting pay-as-you-throw (PAYT).
At Thursday's session, just one person who spoke said he was in favor of pay-as-you-throw.
"We all know that the costs of these bags will go up every year, just like our taxes," Ouellette said. He also said he believed bags on curbs would result in more garbage strewn in the streets.
A number of communities in the state have adopted bag fee programs, including Concord and Dover. Concord switched to PAYT in 2009. City trash bags can be purchased at more than a dozen stores. A 15-gallon bag costs $1; a 30-gallon bag costs $2.
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