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Quincy Garbage & Recycling Committee recommends increasing trash sticker prices

The Garbage and Recycling Committee rejected hiring a private hauler for the city's waste service.

Quincy residents could see an increase on their trash stickers this spring.

That's what the city's Garbage and Recycling Committee voted to recommend to the full council Monday night.

The Garbage and Recycling Committee rejected hiring a private hauler for the city's waste service.

Instead the committee unanimously agreed to recommend a five-year contract that would raise garbage sticker prices to $1.50.

Monday night’s decision follows months of discussion, tough questions, and town halls.

Committee members did not, however, submit a recommendation for the city's recycling program.

A motion was filed to send recycling bids to the council without a recommendation.

The committee is recommending a five-year contract to Evans Recycling for yard waste. That contract would include curbside collection and drop off.

The city will look to implement a yard waste sticker program to offset costs.

I keep urging the council that we need some type of finality to this by the end of the month because we are working on budgets,” explained Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore. “I believe that we have tried to incorporate as many people's thoughts and opinions, and have as many town halls and forums as possible. At the end of the day, the rubber is going to have to meet the road and we need to make a decision.

The committee's recommendation will be submitted to the full council next week.

The full council will have the final say.

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