Selectmen opted Wednesday to continue the carry-in and carry-out trash program at Phillips Beach, said Chairman Jill Sullivan.
This summer the town did not put trash or recycling containers at the entrance to the town beach. Instead, signs were posted directing visitors to carry out their trash.
The chairman said after Wednesday's meeting that the program wasn't perfect in its first summer but with more education she believes it can work just as it has at other beaches in other towns.
Selectman Glenn Kessler provided the lone opposition, and had asked the item be placed on the agenda after he heard complaints about trash at Phillips Beach.
At an earlier meeting, two Shepard Avenue residents told selectmen that there was a lot of trash in the neighborhood.
DPW Director Gino Cresta said after Wednesday's meeting that he thought the program was working.
He also said it was not instituted as a cost saving measure.
Town Administrator Tom Younger said earlier the selectmen started the program to see if carry-in/carry-out was a better way to maintain the beach by having users get waste and trash off the beach sooner.
Editor's note: The orginal version of this story indicated the panel voted on whether to continue the program. Board members expressed their views on the program but no vote was taken.