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Plymouth considers pay-as-you-throw trash program

PLYMOUTH — Whether it’s with curbside service, transfer station drop-off, or a combination of the two, Plymouth will probably be joining 136 other communities statewide that get rid of their trash by asking property owners to pay per bag.

Selectmen are set to decide Tuesday which of the three options they will put to Town Meeting for funding this spring. All require the purchase of special bags for trash disposal — a method known as “pay-as-you-throw.” The new program, if approved, is expected to begin in July.

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