Boonsboro taking bids for trash haulers with curbside recycling

March 11, 2012

BOONSBORO, Md. — Boonsboro town officials are looking for bids from trash haulers to possibly offer curbside recycling in the town.

The town’s trash-hauling contract expires June 30, said Town Manager Debra Smith.

The town formulated a trash-collection bid proposal that contains five options for haulers to consider, Smith said.

One option maintains the town’s current service, which is twice-a-week garbage collection, Smith said.

The four other options include trash collection with curbside recycling, Smith said.

Bids are due back to the town by March 16, Smith said.

A pro-recycling group in Boonsboro has been circulating petitions in town supporting the town’s consideration of curbside recycling.

Signatures were collected during a meeting of the Boonsboro Recycling Task Force, then other copies of the petition were placed at sites such as businesses and churches, said Rosemary James, chairperson of the group.

“We’re getting a good response,” James said.

— Dave McMillion

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