Dennis Voters to Revisit Pay-as-You-Throw Proposal

Dennis Town SealDENNIS – After being pulled from the warrant in the fall of 2015, this spring Dennis voters will once again discuss the possibility of a pay-as-you-throw program at the town’s transfer station.

The Dennis Board of Selectmen recently voted 4-1 to place the article on the warrant for the annual town meeting.

Pay-as-you-throw aims to reduce waste and increase recycling efforts, helping the environment, while cutting down on disposal fees for the town.

“One of the things that makes pay-as-you-throw attractive is that there’s a certain amount of recycling that’s in our trash. If we could remove that recycling from the trash it saves us quite a bit of money,” Solid Waste and Recycling Committee Chairman Al Ryan said.

If passed, color-coded trash bags costing between $3-10 per roll would have to be purchased, however the cost of a transfer station sticker would go from $145 to $45.

The annual town meeting in Dennis will take place on May 3, 2016.

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