Franklin Township recently received their recycling bill. But instead of paying their normal monthly fee It was 2 thousand dollars higher, the problem? plastic bags.

“When they come to empty the bins, if they see the garbage bags in there they consider it contaminated, and then they’ll send in a separate truck and dump it as garbage," said Chairman for the board of supervisors, Jason Frey.

Frey tells us the Township has a budget of about 9,000 dollars set aside for yearly recycling costs, and because of the recent contamination, they are now 2,000 dollars over what they expected.