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Aberdeen hopes to limit businesses' profits from unique 'pay as you throw' trash program
Aberdeen hopes to limit businesses' profits from unique 'pay as you throw' trash program

The City of Aberdeen wants to limit how much businesses can profit from selling the city's unique trash and recycling stickers. "Some merchants have been selling those at a substantial profit, which we do not think is appropriate," City Manager Doug Miller told city council members before they introduced legislation Monday that would limit the resale price of a sticker to 10 percent above its face value. "We are the only municipality in Maryland that has a 'pay as you throw' program, via sticker," Miller noted. City residents must buy stickers for trash containers to cover the cost of the county-imposed tipping fee at the county landfill. Purple...

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