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Allegany County Residential Trash Sticker Prices Increase

July 2nd, 2024 by WCBC Radio

Effective July 1, 2024, the prices for residential trash stickers have increased. This adjustment comes after years of stagnant pricing and addresses the ongoing shortfall in the solid waste disposal system. Trash sticker prices have increased from $1 to $2 each. As part of this change, the newly purchased stickers have changed color to orange. Residents using the older pink stickers will need to double the quantity required for disposal. For example, a mattress or box spring that previously required six stickers will now require either six orange stickers or twelve pink stickers.

By making informed decisions and participating in recycling, residents can contribute to a more sustainable Allegany County while managing their household expenses effectively.

Impact of Recycling on Cost Reduction
The increase in trash sticker prices provides an opportunity for residents to consider recycling as a cost-saving measure. It is estimated that 30% of materials deposited into Mountainview Landfill are recyclable. By taking advantage of the free recycling services at the three refuse sites, the average household could save approximately $60 annually.

Residents can recycle a variety of materials, including #1 and #2 plastics, cardboard, cans, glass, oil, and antifreeze. Recycling not only helps in reducing waste but also contributes to environmental conservation and offsets the increased trash sticker costs.

About the Residential Trash Program
Allegany County Government operates a residential/household trash sticker solid waste disposal system. Residents must attach a trash sticker to each trash bag or item brought for disposal to any Allegany County-operated Residential Refuse Site. The recent price adjustment was discussed numerous times during the FY25 budget hearings and aims to ensure the sustainability of the program.

Where to Find More Information
For additional details about the new trash sticker prices, locations to purchase stickers, and where to take your trash, please visit our website at—Residential-Program.