Bowie residents are able to set their garbage out on the curb twice a week for pickup, but that may change.
The Bowie City Council recently agreed to conduct a study on the necessity of twice weekly trash pickup to determine if there is still a need now that all residents have large 65-gallon recycling bins, according to a story by the Gazette.
The city began distributing the larger bins in 2009 and completed distribution in September with the hope that the larger bins would encourage more recycling and lead to less solid waste refuse. City officials estimated that cutting trash pickup to once a week could save the city around $7,000 a year, reported the Gazette.
Both the city of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County switched to once weekly trash collection earlier this year, although more than 70 percent of county residents remained opposed to the change.
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