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Easton Considering Mandatory Curbside Recycling

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EASTON, Md. (AP) — Easton town officials are considering mandatory recycling.

The proposed single-stream, no-sorting recycling program would apply to single- and multi-family homes, including apartment complexes, but not commercial properties.

Easton Town Manager Robert Karge says preliminary estimates show it will cost $6 a month for each household, which would likely go onto property tax bills. That is the same as what single-family homes pay for trash pickup.

Ryan Ewing, an organizer with Recycle Talbot, told The Star Democrat of Easton that the program would save the town money overall because the closure of the Talbot County landfill in 2010 has meant increased costs for transporting garbage to Caroline County.

If adopted, the program would start July 1 with the new fiscal year.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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