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Want a new trash bin? Under City Hall plan, it could cost you

The city of Houston is considering billing residents for new trash and recycling bins in an effort to recoup the cost of replacing thousands of the black and green cans each year.

If approved by City Council, it would cost roughly $74 to get a new trash or recycling bin more than once a decade, and $40 to have a container cleaned, services for which the city currently does not charge.

 “We’re not in the position where we can just keep providing you with bins after bins after bins. Everyone has to be responsible. Somebody’s got to pay the tab,” Mayor Sylvester Turner said Wednesday. “We give you one. If you ask for another one, you’re going to have to pay for it.”

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