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Sturbridge set to talk trash

Health board plans to change recycling rules

January 05, 2010
STURBRIDGE — The Sturbridge Board of Health will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, Jan. 20 to discuss potential changes to trash hauling and recycling regulations in town.

"We will be changing our hauling regulations coming up," said Chairman of the Board of Health Linda Cocalis.

All of the proposed changes, Cocalis explained, are intended to make the Sturbridge recycling center a more self-sufficient facility.

"Right now it's basically being supplemented by every taxpayer in town," Cocalis said.

The first step in doing so would not necessarily affect trash haulers, however, as much as it would impact residents. Cocalis said the Board of Health voted recently to implement a $20 fee for secondary and tertiary stickers for the recycling center.

Currently, stickers for the recycling center are free, and in a sense, will remain so, but the board saw an opportunity to generate income for the center, and intends to seize it.

See Thursday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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