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