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The green bins can stay, but blues are going away

December 12, 2012

WOONSOCKET — Say so long to the blues — blue trash carts, that is.
The familiar 64-gallon bins will begin disappearing from sidewalks after next week’s trash collection rounds begin on Monday. Their burgundy and green companion bins will be left behind as the longstanding trio of the city’s waste pickup formula is broken up for good.
Deemed obsolete in the age of single-stream recycling, the blue bins — an estimated 10,300 of them in all — have been sold off to the neighboring town of Cumberland for $14 each.
“There’s a lot of carts out there so it’s going to take a while for all of them to be collected,” says Solid Waste Superintendent Michael Debroisse. “We’re asking everyone to just leave the carts out there and we’ll do our best to get them off the streets as quickly as possible.”

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