DENVER (KDVR) — People who live in Denver will soon have to pay for trash service and will in turn receive recycling and compost service for free.
This effort hopes to help the city reach its goal to divert more waste away from landfills.
After an 8-5 vote, the consensus was that all the council members believe that waste needs to be diverted from the landfill, but some did not support doing this through a fee.
Right now, everyone pays for trash service — whether they use it or not — through city taxes.
However, with this new ordinance, recycling and composting will become a free weekly service and people will pay a fee for the total amount of trash they toss out. The goal of this new…
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