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How Will New State Trash Law Affect Bethlehem’s Private Trash Hauler Prices?

Worth asking, for the Bethlehem single trash hauler debate:

Trash haulers will be prohibited from picking up discarded electronics such as computers and televisions.

Residents will have to return the used item to retailers such as Best Buy and RadioShack, which must accept them free of charge, said Bill Klimovich, assistant director of Pittsburgh Public Works Bureau of Environmental Services.

Trash haulers, including the city and private firms such as Waste Management and BFI, must notify customers of the change.

Klimovich said his crews will leave the waste at the curb and a foreman will double-back to let residents know about the law. Residents could face a citation if the trash is not removed after 48 hours.

Some people have argued that the private haulers would be more willing to pick up more large items. How many of those large items are electronics?

(Thanks: Tribune Review)