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Firm: Fewer people delinquent in trash, recycling payments

Published On: Oct 10 2012 08:00:00 PM EDT
Updated On: Oct 11 2012 07:28:06 PM EDT

Cash-strapped Reading is getting a bit of a break.

READING, Pa. -

Cash-strapped Reading is getting a bit of a break.

According to the collection firm helping the city recover delinquent trash and recycling fees, more people are paying their bills.

The Portnoff law firm said it's collected $500,000 this year.

The firm said the number of delinquent accounts has fallen by 25 percent since 2009.