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Monday, November 29, 2010

Meredith to allow people to pick through trash

MEREDITH, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire town is coming up with some rules that will allow residents to pick through trash looking for discarded items they might be able to recycle or reuse.

The changes agreed to by the Meredith Board of Selectmen overturns an earlier ban on picking trash at the town’s transfer station that upset many residents.

The earlier decision was made because of concerns over liability and the theft of $450 worth of metal.

The New Hampshire Union Leader says the new policy allows picking of items from a metal pile at the station for such things as bicycles, furniture and tools, but people can’t climb on the pile or rummage through it.

The new policy also requires pickers to sign a waiver of liability.

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Information from: New Hampshire Union Leader, http://www.unionleader.com