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Blue Bags May Cost More Soon

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It may soon cost another quarter to purchase a blue garbage bag in the City of Cortland.

Cortland County is raising fees at its landfill, increasing the cost to the City, so Mayor Brian Tobin says the price of the blue bags will need to go up.

“By going up to $3.50 for the large bags, $2.50 for the medium-sized bags, we’ll almost completely cover the costs,” said Tobin.

The Mayor added that the current revenue projection is that a 25-cent hike will leave the city within $815 of breaking even with this program.

“This is a portion of the city budget where we should be covering our expenditures,” added Tobin.

City Council could vote at its next meeting on March 7.

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