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Nov 30, 2015 12:34 PM

Portsmouth City Council considers trash collection changes

The Associated Press

PORTSMOUTH (AP) — The Portsmouth City Council is considering a change to its trash and recyclable collection times in the city's historic downtown district amid growing concerns.

Recycling and solid waste coordinator Jacob Levenson told the Portsmouth Herald that afternoon collection times for the downtown area has caused issues for both businesses and residents.

A survey conducted by the Department of Public Works showed that residents overwhelmingly prefer a morning pickup, with businesses supporting collections closer to the evening.

Levenson says the city's options include establishing a special collection time for residents only and another just for businesses.

Levenson told city council members that an early morning collection time for the downtown area is the goal.

Other considerations include updating the maximum weight and volume of acceptable garbage receptacles.

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