Garbage bag

New Castle residents who are not participating in the mandatory garbage collection services could face up to $9,000 fines as the city will be rolling out enforcement in the coming weeks.

Aiken Refuse became the city's private hauler on April 1 after the city's Act 47 recovery team mandated the privatization of the service.

According to city solicitor Ted Saad, fines for non-compliance range from $100 to $1,000 per day.

In the first quarter of serivce, 1,400 homes were non-complaint and 1,900 were non-compliant the following quarter.


Maria Basileo covers the City of New Castle's government, Act 47 and Union and Shenango school boards. Email her at

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