Trash bag pro­posal has had prob­lems

The Day - - OPINION -

Re­gard­ing “State pitches pay-as-you-throw to Montville,” (June 10), and to New Lon­don to pay for trash bags, let me share my com­ments. There was a state­ment in June 10 story that was to­tally wrong. The quote was, “It’s a pro­gram that work’s ev­ery sin­gle time.” This is a lie. East Lyme tried it; it did not work! It was dropped! And res­i­dents did not back this pro­gram.

An­other com­ment said that, “Res­i­dents end up back­ing this pro­gram.” Sen­a­tor Paul Formica was in­volved in East Lyme’s pro­gram years ago. He had ex­pe­ri­ence with it. Re­cently, he has pub­licly said that it did not work and was dropped. Town and city of­fi­cials should wake up and talk to him. Find out why it didn’t work. Ben­e­fit from his ex­pe­ri­ence be­fore mis­takes are made.

Oh, since ev­ery­one wants to do away with plas­tic bags, why is there a push to now use more plas­tic bags? Robert Gad­bois East Lyme

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