Plymouth: Fin Com approves budget for curbside pick and transfer station combo

The Plymouth Advisory and Finance Committee has approved the DPW’s solid waste budget that will fund a combination of curbside pickup and transfer station use.

DPW Director Jonanthan Beder returned to FinCom Tuesday night after last week’s vote against the solid waste enterprise fund budget –and this time his bid was successful:

“We reviewed and discussed the three options that went to the Board of Selectmen and kind of provided them with the historical perspective of why we recommended option 3 at which at the end of the meeting the Finance Committee voted 9-2 to support.”

Acting Finance Committee Chairman John Moody:

“I think what turned the tide was really receiving a full presentation from the DPW on the options. Previously, we only saw option 3 and I think the Finance Committee wasn’t comfortable with just that information.”

Option 3, the combination of transfer station use and curbside pickup, is recommended by the Select Board. Option 1 allows the use of all three transfer stations with Pay As You Throw. Option 2 keeps three transfer stations open for six months only, when curbside, Pay As You Throw with single stream recycling is expected to begin.

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Bobbi Clark is a Plymouth area reporter at WATD. She began her career in radio as a producer at a news/talk radio station in Chicago. From there she went to WMAQ-TV, the NBC owned and operated television station in Chicago, As a producer there, she won 5 Emmy Awards for production of special programming. Bobbi is a graduate of Emerson College, with a degree in Writing, Publishing and Literature.