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Council approves trash bill

Over the objections of environmental groups, City Council unanimously passes legislation that sends city trash to be turned into pellets and burned.

Council approves trash bill

Over the objections of environmental groups, City Council unanimously passes legislation that sends city trash to be turned into pellets and burned.

The bill caused controversy because environmental groups were stunned that the city would sign a contract that increases incineration instead of recycling and reducing waste. Philadelphia's Streets Commissioner, Clarena Tolson, said the new plan would save the city $69 million over seven years.

 

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