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Lynchburg Public Works Makes Changes to Trash Program

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The way you take out the trash in Lynchburg could change. Lynchburg Public Works is considering using pre-paid bags instead of the trash decals and requiring new residents to buy 64 gallon trash bins.

Now you're required to buy trash decals and place them on their bins. City officials say the current system is not working. Public Works officials are hoping the changes will make it easier to bust people who haven't paid their trash frees.

"By having the prepaid bags we know the people or the person who set out the trash has paid for that. If they are using the trash carts the number on the trash cart is identified is by their address," said Dave Owen, director of Lynchburg Public Works.

Fees from the trash decals help pay for disposal of trash in the regional landfill. The Public Works Director will present the proposed changes to City Council Tuesday's work session.

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