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Talking trash

Drew Steinbeiser's article about blue bags and garbage disposal in Portland generated a lot of feedback. Now it looks like Cape Elizabethians will be grappling...
By Deirdre Fulton  |  September 13, 2010

Dump at City Hall?

Thank you for your recent article about the price increase on city trash bags. When I first noticed this at Hannaford this summer, I was disgusted!
Letters to the Portland editor, September 3, 2010
By PORTLAND PHOENIX LETTERS  |  September 03, 2010

Mail dump

Thanks for your article on the price increase on blue bags. The article should also mention another consequence of the price hike: some neighbors have chosen to simply ignore the blue-bag rule and use their own bags.
Letters to the Portland Editor, August 27, 2010

As city blue-bag prices climb, Portland residents find other ways to take out the trash

They come out at night, hiding beneath the cloak of darkness. Weighed down by bags of reeking garbage, they hobble along the streets in search for the closest Dumpster. And these people of the night, they're your friends and neighbors: normally unassumin
By ANDREW STEINBEISER  |  August 20, 2010