Concord residents with curbside trash collection will be required to return to using purple pay-as-you-throw (PAYT) trash bags as of Monday, June 22. The City of Concord temporarily suspended the PAYT Bag Program on April 20 in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The temporary suspension was enacted by City Council in an effort to help residents alleviate costs and minimize risk of possible exposure to COVID-19 by removing the need for residents to go to the store to buy bags. Residents were advised that they could use any trash bag of choice for curbside collection up to a week after Governor Sununu ends the emergency stay-at-home order. On Monday, June 15 the stay-at-home order was lifted by the governor and City Council voted unanimously to reinstate the PAYT Bag Program as scheduled. Trash not in PAYT bags will no longer be collected starting on and after June 22. The City of Concord hopes this temporary suspension was helpful to residents during this unprecedented time. We thank everyone for their cooperation, especially residents that elected to continue their use of PAYT bags which helped lessen the burden of costs associated with suspending the program. Find more information about the City’s solid waste services at www.concordnh.gov/trash.