People are calling.
They’re a bit confused over word of the pay as you throw (PAYT) program and they’ve been bombarding acting Town Administrator (ATA) Tim McInerney’s office with questions. Buy special bags? Recycle more? Isn’t it everyone’s right to just put the can at the curb filled with whatever and fuggetaboutit?
McInerney told Selectmen (BOS) last night that he plans to hold probably the first of many question and answer sessions about PAYT Thursday night (that’s tomorrow) at 7 p.m. in conference room B at the Municipal Center. He’s also taped a short program for GCTV with Recycling Committee Chairman Lorraine DiFazio.
“It’s a change,” McInerney said. “People need to understand it…. we want to increase recycling and reduce the trash tonnage that is brought to the incinerator or landfill.”
Revenue used for the bags (you can find about the pricing structure and other details here) will be used to offset the $70/ton tipping cost from trash. As people recycle more, the tonnage will also go down, saving the town money, he said.
The calls his office has been receiving haven’t been positive, he added. “People are more upset. They don’t want to do it.” (PIA)