Garbage Tags Squeak Through at Gouldsboro Town Meeting

GOULDSBORO — Members of the Solid Waste Committee and the town are offering one-on-one instruction and soliciting suggestions from residents about how to simplify composting and recycling now that the $1.50 fee per garbage bag has been upheld.

Residents at Town Meeting June 10 voted 90-86 to keep the Tag-for-Bag program, which was instituted Jan. 1 and is intended to lower the municipality’s solid waste disposal costs by encouraging recycling and composting.

“Anyone who feels they need help in learning how to recycle or compost can call the town office and we’ll make sure someone goes to their home,” said Becky O’Keefe, a member of the Solid Waste Committee.

Residents over the course of the two-and-a-half-hour meeting also approved a $1.27-million budget and voted to set aside a $350,000 reserve to apply toward education costs next year.

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