Pay as you Throw 

Residents in Brewer now have to pay for trash they throw away.The new program, pay as you throw, took hold at the first of the year.City leaders say it will cover the costs of trash disposal.Residents buy city approved trash bags. Small ones cost a dollar-25-cents. Large ones cost two bucks.The bags can be purchased at stores in Brewer that you see on this list. They are imprinted with the city’s logo.If you have questions, you can call Brewer Public Works at 989-7800.Currently, 140 communities in Maine use pay as you throw.