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Chapel Hill Ends Backyard Trash Pickup

Posted June 7, 2000 7:00 a.m. EDT

— After months of talking trash, Chapel Hill leaders have agreed to end backyard pickup.

In a 5 to 4 vote this week,the Town Councilapproved a switch from twice-a-week backyard pickup to a once-a-week curbside service.

Exceptions will be made for the elderly.

Residents say the move will take away one of Chapel Hill's remaining small town charms.