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Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore Wants to Privatize Garbage Collection, Do You? [Poll]

Quincy Mayor Kyle Moore is proposing that the City of Quincy should drop the garbage sticker option it has been using, in favor of one of two options which would see a flat fee for all users. The change would allow the City of Quincy to spend the increased monies on needed infrastructure improvements.

The Mayor says it would give the city a stable revenue stream compared to the undetermined revenue stream created by the garbage stickers which raises about $625-thousand annually. Opponents to changing from the garbage sticker plan argue that it isn’t fair for people who have very little garbage each week be charged the same as those with more garbage each week.

Should the City of Quincy change the way garbage is picked up?
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The plan the Mayor favors would cost city residents $13.20 per month, according to the story in Tuesday’s Quincy Herald Whig. The other option would cost $15.78 per month per resident. Each garbage sticker now costs 50 cents per bag picked up by the city.

The two new plans call for biweekly recycling pickup compared to the weekly recycling pickup utilized currently.

The City of Quincy will hold two public hearings on this issue. The first will be at St. Peter’s Church at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 3, and the second will be held on Thursday, December 5, at 6:30 p.m. at the Quincy Public Library.

So what are your thoughts regarding the privatizing of garbage services?

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