Jun 20, 2011
Welcome to Malden, the city where you must pay $2.00 for every bag of trash you produce. We have a rather small family and we recycle, and the trash tax or PAY-AS-YOU-THROW program really adds up. We just spent $60 for blue trash bags, I sure hope they last more than a month.
Apparently on October 6, 2008, the City of Malden began this Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) Program for residents of Malden. All household trash must be disposed of in special City of Malden blue trash bags. The bags are sold at several local stores where a box of 10 33-gallon bags go for $20.
I seriously wonder if I could find a factory in China that would be willing to make replica blue trash bags with the logo and all, after all the Chinese do make some really great replica Fendi handbags. I guess I could mass-produce them and bootleg them for $1 per bag and make a little bit of money out of this scam.