This article talks about the Selectman looking at either new trash bags or some other alternative. Apprently they are recieving compliants about bags breaking.
While I have never had that issue, I have had problems where I go out in the morning and the garbage bag I palced out the night before (after 9:00 pm like the bi-laws state) have been chewed open by either a local dog, or some wild rodent. While the trash company has never given be any grief over it, I'm sure they do not appreaciate it!
I'm in favor of dumping the bags and going with on of those large trash cans that the company hooks to the truck and dumps in. I'm sure the trade-off for the cost of the bags, vs the intial cost of the the "mini-dumpster" would work in our favor. As would any additional increase to the garbage fee. I can buy a box of gargabe bags for much cheaper than 11 dollars. Not to mention the bags I waste when the one I have put outside has been chewed whide open and I have to use a brand new bag to put my old garbage in...