Why are the bags $3.50 - I can buy bags a lot cheaper than that? Where’s the money going?
The bag charge is for the cost of disposal of the contents- trucking it out of town and burying it in a commercial landfill costs over $80 per ton. The bag charge pays the cost of disposal.

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1. Why am I getting a bill for trash - I never did before?
2. What’s this about a $200 per year charge for trash? Where’s the money going?
3. Why are the bags $3.50 - I can buy bags a lot cheaper than that? Where’s the money going?
4. Where do I get the yellow City of Gardner PAYT bags for my extra trash?
5. I got a sticker on my bag or toter and it wasn’t picked up- why?
6. When does curbside Yard Waste Pickup occur?
7. How much Yard Waste may I put out? How do I put it out?
8. Will Yard Waste mixed with trash be picked up?
9. Will Yard Waste in plastic bags, including City of Gardner yellow Pay As You Throw bags, be picked up?
10. How do I dispose of an Appliance, TVs, Tires, Car Batteries, Computers, Fluorescent Lights, Paint, Metal items or Lawnmowers?
11. Yard waste dates?