City-issued blue garbage bags won't be needed for trash disposal in Binghamton for the next several weeks.

Mayor Richard David Monday said the city is suspending the blue bag requirement through May 1. Residents will be able to use standard garbage bags instead.

David said the action will help those affected by the coronavirus emergency by saving them some money at a time when businesses are closed and people are jobless.

The mayor also said parking meter enforcement is being suspended. Tickets will be issued in some situations, including for vehicles illegally parked in handicap spaces and No Parking zones, as well as blocking a fire hydrant and or a driveway.

Parking fees have been temporarily dropped at the city-owned downtown lot on Collier Street and the two garages.

David said the city curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. remains in effect.

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