By BRENDAN KIRBY
BOONSBORO - About a dozen Boonsboro residents heard a pitch for a curbside recycling program Monday night.
Before making a decision, though, Mayor Charles "Skip" Kauffman and several council members said they want to hear more from residents. They said they will send questionnaires to 880 Boonsboro homes at the end of March.
If response is favorable - as it generally was on Monday - Kauffman said residents could see the service this summer.
"I'd like to hear what the majority feel," he said.
The town's Economic Development Committee, which has been studying the possibility, has come up with three options:
- Once a week service to include trash and recyclables provided by one truck. It would cost $8.88 per house per month.
- Trash once a week and recycling once a week. The service would be provided by two trucks on two days. Cost would be $9.55 per house per month.
- Trash twice a week and recycling once a week. The cost would be $10.89 per house per month.
Residents now have trash collection twice a week costing $8.47 per house per month. Residents pay about $2 for the service, with the rest of the cost being picked up by the town, officials said.