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Small Trash Cans MIA from Curb It

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After months of announcements, ad campaigns and assorted hype, the City of Boise rolled out its new trash and no-sort recycling program. Many residents were actually kind of excited to get their new containers—especially the big blue can in to which they could dump all their recyclables. But for those who had pre-ordered special sizes smaller than the standard 96-gallon behemoths, the wait was a little longer. Response to the smaller options was so strong that Allied Waste was a little overwhelmed, and delivery of the nonstandard containers quickly fell weeks behind. It was a bit of a buzz kill for those of us who wanted to keep our trash in check. We'll get over it. Eventually.

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