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The Newton City Council will be considering a proposal that would require
commercial property owners and some condo associations who rely on private waste haulers to begin collecting recycling.
State laws prohibit recyclable materials from being disposed of as trash. Yet, there are a significant number of businesses and commercial properties,
as well as some condo associations that currently do not subscribe to recycling services.
In a separate initiative, the council is also considering expanding its plastic bag ban and adding a ten-cent fee on all check out bags, including paper
bags. The rules would eliminate the current exemptions that exist for