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Quincy City Council voted to delay yard-waste stickers

Quincy City Council voted to delay yard-waste stickers

6 months ago by Scott Hardy

Will re-visit issue within next two years

The Quincy City Council has voted to keep the current curb-side yard waste pickup program in place for this year.

The Council voted Monday night to act on a recommendation from the Garbage and Recycling sub-committee to run the program in 2019 as it's been run in previous years. That means without instituting a proposed 3-dollar sticker per bundle. The Council voted to table indefinitely an ordinance that would have established the new sticker. Garbage sub-committee chair and 4th Ward Alderman Tony Sassen said after the meeting that the Council decided to hold off on a yard-waste sticker because the city's revenue picture for the next year wasn't as bad as first thought. Sassen says that the committee will re-visit the issue in 2020 or 2021 to see if a user fee would be needed.

The Council also approved a five-year contract offer from the city's current yard-waste handler, Evans Recycling. The contract, worth $810,000 a year, had been tabled two weeks ago.

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