Public Works Department

***NEW FOR DISCUSSION AT THE JUNE MEETING ***   RECYCLING CHANGES:   ASKING RESIDENTS TO SEPARATE RECYCLING MATERIAL:   GLASS,  CANS, PLASTIC SEPARATE  AND PAPER, CARDBOARD SEPARATE.    Council will discuss these changes at the June 2018 regular meeting.   Discussion will be whether to go back to the schedule prior to singlestream which was 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month CoMingle including glass, plastic and cans   and then the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month Mixed Paper, Cardboard recycling.  Fifth Wednesdays, no recycling pickup.     We will keep you posted.

Remember  weigh limit.    No trash or yard waste will be collected if too heavy – it will be left behind.  If DPW does not get to the yard waste collections on Tuesdays, it will be done on Thursdays or Fridays.  We appreciate your cooperation and understanding.

 

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

(1) WEIGHT LIMIT.  CONTAINERS AND BAGS NEED TO BE LIFTED UP INTO VEHICLES.   PLEASE DO NOT EXCEED WEIGHT LIMIT.   (2) PLACE ITEMS CURBSIDE NIGHT BEFORE PICKUP.  BAGS SHOULD BE TIED.   (3) LARGE TREE CUT OR BUSHES REMOVED MUST HAVE SPECIAL PICKUP ARRANGED THROUGH BOROUGH OFFICE.  THERE IS A $15.00 RENTAL FEE. TRUCK WILL BE PARKED AT YOUR PROPERTY FOR YOU TO LOAD.  (4) ABSOLUTELY NO UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS MIXED WITH GRASS AND YARD WASTE.  THIS WILL CAUSE PROBLEMS FOR THE GRINDER AT THE COMPOST SITE.   (5) RECYCLING MATERIAL GENERATES REVENUE FOR THE BOROUGH AND THEREFORE RECYCLING MATERIAL SHOULD NOT BE THROWN OUT AS TRASH IN BOROUGH REFUSE BAGS.  THIS COSTS THE BOROUGH TO TAKE TO LANDFILL VS RECEIVING REVENUE.   HIGHER COSTS TO THE BOROUGH MEANS HIGHER COSTS TO THE RESIDENTS.   ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CONTACT THE BOROUGH OFFICE.

Rules and Regulations not followed will result in the items remaining at your property until the issue is corrected.  A warning notice will be issued.

MONDAY – REFUSE PICKUP

TUESDAY – YARD WASTE PICKUP – LEAVES, BRANCHES, GRASS CLIPPING – NO DIRT OR STONE MIXED IN.   BRANCHES UP TO 4 INCHES IN DIAMETER –  KEEP DIRT AND ROCK SEPARATE  CONTAINERS.    FOR LARGER LOADS, THE BOROUGH WILL RENT THE BOROUGH DUMP TRUCK FOR $15.00/LOAD FOR RESIDENTS TO LOAD SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF YARD WASTE.

WEDNESDAY –  RECYCLING PICKUP

THURSDAY – SPECIAL PROJECTS – MAINTENANCE, POTHOLE PATCHNG, SIGNS, CREEK CHANNEL, ETC.  PARKS AND BUILDING MAINTENANCE, VEHICLE MAINTENANCE, GRASS CUTTING, ETC.

FRIDAY – SPECIAL PROJECTS – MAINTENANCE, POTHOLE PATCHING, SIGNS, CREEK CHANNEL, ETC.

REMINDER –  WEIGHT LIMIT  30 LBS.   PLEASE NOTE WORKERS NEED TO LIFT CONTAINERS UP AND INTO DUMP TRUCKS.  PLEASE DO NOT OVERLOAD.

.Recycling Lids –  Available one lid per family.  Stop by Borough Office during hours.

RECYCLING BINS AVAILABLE AT THE BOROUGH BUILDING. (CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK)  Order was placed on May 9th,  should be available by end of June.

USED CLOTHING RECYCLING:  The Dupont Lions Club/Leo’s Club is collecting clothing:  Clothing Boxes are on site at the Dupont Borough Building Side of Building and also at the Pittston Area School Locations including Ben Franklin Center on Walnut Street.

COMPOST AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS
Compost is available at the facility site off Garden Road at no charge to the borough residents.  A pile is provided for residents within the first gate to the facility which is open at all times.

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