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Taneytown ties bulk collection of trash to higher utility fees


The Taneytown council has approved a measure that would provide residents with a bulk trash pickup service in exchange for a $2.52 annual increase in each household's utility fees.

Taneytown City Manager John L. Kendall said last week that a local waste management company would collect trash too big for regular receptacles or cans four times a year. He said dates have not been set, but the first pickup is tentatively scheduled for October.

The service will be financed by an additional 63-cent charge that will appear on utility bills every three months, Mr. Kendall said.

"The council has approved the concept," said Linda M. Hess, Taneytown clerk-treasurer. "But a lot of the details still have to be worked out."

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