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Garbage and recycling topics of public meeting in Niagara Falls

NIAGARA FALLS – The City Council is inviting residents to a town hall-style meeting focusing on the planned changes to the city’s garbage and recycling program.

A “Neighbor to Neighbor” event, the third of the year, will be held at 11 a.m. June 21 at the Doris Jones Center, 3001 Ninth St.

The city is planning to end garbage pickup for most businesses, while switching to 96- and 64-gallon totes for residents recyclables and garbage, respectively. Garbage pickup would remain weekly while recycling pickup would switch to every other week.

“Many of the issues people have with the new recycling plan revolve around the administration of the program,” Council Chairman Charles A. Walker said in a written statement. “While the Council doesn’t oversee the program day-to-day, we do want to hear what our residents think so that we can sit down with Mayor [Paul] Dyster to come up with a plan that will work for everyone.”

Walker continued, “This is clearly one of the top concerns for city residents right now. We have a lot of good things happening in Niagara Falls, and we want to do our best to make sure this ends up being another good thing for the city.”

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