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Lynn Newdome: Imagine the congestion - Request to keep yard waste

To the editor:

Concerning the Northampton landfill changes: I can accept disposal fees going up 50 percent while services go down 50 percent.

But I can’t fathom eliminating the residential yard waste disposal for all but 18 Saturdays of the year.

The yard waste function of the Glendale Road facility is kept busy during regular weekday hours; imagine the congestion if all Northampton households have only 18 days to take their yard waste there. And what is our option?

I request that the city keep this function open. At the very least, the yard waste program should be open at least one or two days a week, ideally Saturday and a weekday.

Lynn Newdome

Florence

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