UPDATE: Town Council keeps transfer station, raises price

Portsmouth residents reacted with mostly anger and frustration after the Portsmouth Town Council nearly doubled the Transfer Station sticker fee, the price to dispose of trash and recycling. 
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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. — The Portsmouth Town Council voted Tuesday night to keep Transfer Station operations and raise the sticker price. Do you agree with the decision? Tell us which trash option you support in the poll below. 

The town previously discussed various trash options: keeping the Transfer Station operations, adding a Pay As You Throw (PAYT) program, or starting curbside trash pickup. 

The council voted 5-2 Tuesday at the Portsmouth Middle School to keep Transfer Stations as is and raise the sticker price to $300. In opposition were council members J. Mark Ryan and Linda L. Ujifusa. 

The current Transfer Station sticker price is $160, with the second sticker per household at $10. 

Do you agree with the council’s decision? Which trash option do you support for the town?

Tell us in the poll below, comment, or send a Letter to the Editor to Sandy@PortsmouthPress.com

Which trash option do you support?

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