WORCESTER – The City of Worcester is making a major upgrade to its yellow city trash bags.
According to a communication from City Manager Ed Augustus to the City Council ahead of Tuesday night’s meeting, the city trash bags will soon have a drawstring closure.
In the memo, Augustus said the new bags will allow “…an increase in the volume of trash in the bag and a more secure means of closing the bag.”
Additionally, the upgrade in the bags won’t result in a cost increase.
The City’s small yellow trash bags will also get an upgrade in thickness.
Currently, a sleeve of 10 small yellow bags cost $0.75 per bag and a sleeve of five large yellow bags cost $1.50 per bag.
The new bags are expected to be available beginning this month. The bags are available locally at most grocery stores.
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