Trash pickup limit, annual fee to begin Four-can maximum, $125-a-year charge start tomorrow

'I think it stinks'

Aim is to encourage recycling, but effect is uneven, some say

June 30, 1996|By Craig Timberg | Craig Timberg,SUN STAFF

After years of nudging residents toward recycling, Howard County tomorrowbegins limiting the amount of nonrecyclable trash it will pick up -- and will charge each household $125 a year for the service.

County will continue picking up recyclables with no limit.

* Ellicott City Historic District

Commercial property owners must pay $500 a year for county pickup. (County does not pick up commercial trash in other areas.)

Property owners may pass cost along to tenants.

No recycling.

SOURCE: Howard County Department of Public Works.

Pub Date: 6/30/96

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