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Regarding Harford's garbage collection policies [Editorial]

Regarding Harford's garbage collection policies [Editorial]

The state of affairs with regard to garbage collection and disposal in Harford County is one very much in need of organization, or we could find ourselves dealing with an unsavory situation. In Maryland, there have been two primary approaches to dealing with garbage over the past few generations. Many years ago, a hodgepodge of dumps were in place across the state. Some were in back yards and on farms, used only by the respective property owners. Some were government-owned. Some were private. In some places it was possible to hire garbage haulers to take trash to the nearest dumps. In more rural areas, getting a load to the dump was the responsibility of the garbage producer. Many of the...