The Westbrook City Council was expected to vote on a change to the city ordinance that would eliminate trash pickup from apartment buildings with more than three units this week.

The vote was scheduled for the council’s meeting Monday night, after the American Journal’s deadline.

The city currently provides weekly trash collection from apartments with as many as nine units but is seeking to reduce overall trash collection costs. According to city estimates, Westbrook has 67 four-unit apartments and 37 five-to-nine-unit apartments for a total of over 550 units.

The change is expected to save the city over $30,000 by city estimates and will take effect on Oct. 1 if approved by the council. The delay is to give landlords affected by the change to make alternative arrangements for trash pickup.


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