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Quincy leaders talk trash privatization, yard waste cleanup changes

The city of Quincy is preparing to talk to residents later this week regarding changes to their trash collection.

Mayor Kyle Moore presented the options to the Garbage and Recycle Committee Tuesday, ahead of Thursday’s town hall.

The committee is discussing possible privatization of garbage collection and charging customers around $4 a month for recycle pickup.

“You’ll find few communities that subsidize their garbage and recycle because for every dollar that we subsidize our garbage and recycle system, that’s a dollar more that we cannot put back in your streets, your sidewalks, your alleyways, your policeman, your firemen,” said Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore.

The city didn’t receive any bids for yard waste curbside pickup. They’re now looking at an option for a privately run yard waste site that residents can use free of charge.

The last day for yard waste pickup this year is December 14th. The city has a contract for yard waste pickup until May 1 of next year.

The town hall meeting regarding the future of Quincy’s trash collection will be this Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Quincy Public Library.

Alexandra Carter

WGEM News Anchor

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