Published: 5/16/2019 12:15:24 AM (Last week, we asked readers this question: “Would you be willing to pay a fee, maybe $200 or $300 a year, if it meant your community would continue its recycling program?” Here are the responses we received.)A troubling issueYes! I would pay more to assure recycling were taking place. But not everyone can afford to pay more. And how do I know that what I put in the recycling is really being recycled? This issue is terrifying for our future, for the world, for my grandchildren. We must find a way forward.ELLEN FRIES Bow Out of the question I already pay enough taxes to the city of Concord, and to tag a so-called recycling fee of between $200 and $300 a year is just out of the question, especially where the recycling program is non-mandatory. For me to stop recycling, it might at the most cost me $50 more a year to buy additional purple bags. So if Concord decides to stop its recycling program, oh well. MELODY TOWLEPenacookChanging the mathA decade or so ago, Canterbury implemented pay as you throw as a way to encourage recycling. The idea was simple: You need to purchase a… Read full this story
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