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Cheaper Trash Cans In Hartford


The city of Hartford has approved a plan to cut the cost of its residential trash bins in half.  
The city has the kind of can that can be picked up by a mechanical arm and its trash dumped into a truck.  But, at $70 for a new or replacement bin, they’re kind of pricey.
“I’m getting the sense that people are not happy having to spend, you know, $70.”
That’s Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, who backed a plan recently approved by the city council to cut that fee in half.
“I had wanted to provide replacement garbage receptacles for free."
But a tight budget means no free trash cans.
Councilman Ken Kennedy supported the change.
“The feeling among the council, me particularly, was that that was an outrageously large price to pay.”
Segarra says that the new price will apply to the 90-gallon cans.  He says the city is looking into selling smaller cans, too.

Jeff Cohen started in newspapers in 2001 and joined Connecticut Public in 2010, where he worked as a reporter and fill-in host. In 2017, he was named news director. Then, in 2022, he became a senior enterprise reporter.

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