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Council Subcommittee Votes 'No' on Nip Ban in Pittsfield

Local liquor store owners persuaded the Ordinances and Rules subcommittee to reject a citywide nip bottle ban on Monday.

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Dalton Taking Over Transfer Station Operation

The move is meant not only to save the town money over the long term, but also to reduce the total waste stream while providing more options for residents.

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North County Conservation Group Beautifies the Community and Spreads Awareness

Dismayed with the amount of litter in their area, a North County couple has made it their mission to make a greener future.

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Pittsfield Council Approves 3-Year Contract With Community Eco Power

Despite the waste-to-energy company filing for bankruptcy, the city will be entering into a three-year agreement with Community Eco Power LLC.

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Pittsfield Launches Recycling Awareness Campaign

The city has launched a new campaign to educate residents on the "dos" and "don'ts" of recycling. "Pittsfield Recycles — The Right Way" reminds people that food or liquid does not belong in recycling, recyclables cannot be bagged, and clothes don't go in the bin.

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Pittsfield Public Works Panel Endorses $5 Bulky Waste Sticker Increase

The Public Works and Utilities Subcommittee on Thursday unanimously voted in support of a $5 bulky waste sticker fee increase that will raise the price to $15 to $20 per sticker/per item.

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Adams Cracking Down on Unpermitted Trash Haulers

The Board of Health will hold a public hearing to address new solid waste hauler regulations to discourage unpermitted haulers from operating in the town.

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Pittsfield Council Says 'No' to 'Pay As You Throw' Trash

At a second Committee of the Whole meeting, the council on Wednesday debated the proposed PAYT solid waste system for more than three hours and eventually voted to table it 7-4 with Morandi, Ward 4 Councilor Chris Connell, Ward 5 Councilor Patrick Kavey, and Ward 7 Councilor Anthony Maffuccio opposing.

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Pittsfield Council Continues Trash Talk With Two Possible Solutions

On the table are two proposals: one for a recycling education program from Ward 2 Councilor Kevin Morandi and Ward 4 Councilor Chris Connell that was referred out to the Resource Recovery Committee nearly two years ago and a newly proposed Pay As You Throw trash system.

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Pittsfield City Council Wades Back Into Trash Solutions

President Peter Marchetti and Councilors at Large Pete White and Earl Persip requested that the City Council implement a "pay as you throw" system to solve the ongoing solid waste issue Pittsfield has grappled with for years.

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Pittsfield Trash And Recycling Christmas Week Schedule

There will be no trash and recycling pickup on Friday, Dec. 25.

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Residents of Pine Valley Fed Up With Garbage Mess

Now they're dealing with a garbage strewn entryway because of unprotected roll-offs that have been invaded regularly by wildlife.