Improper Disposal Costs Taxpayers Money in Sewer Repairs

The Town wishes to remind residents of the importance of proper disposal of garbage from residents and businesses. Flushing household waste and garbage down their toilets or dropping it in manholes creates sewer problems that cost us all a lot of money. We now have just one sewer pump working here in our Town with no backup, risking a literal s4!tstorm in the middle of a pandemic.

We will have parts arrive on Friday by PAL and we are keeping our fingers crossed so that nothing happens between now until Friday. The old pump has been sent to be repaired. We had to get the sewer pumping truck in due to so much water from the high tides/run off/rain. We removed large towels, industrial belts and other unusual waste from our pump when it was cleaned out. Before you throw things in the system think about the end result. There is a pandemic and many business are closed so we could have a huge problem creating a lot of hardship for our citizens if this type of action continues.

Spring clean bulk pickup June 11- 23, 2018

Notice from NorPen:

Please Follow These Guidelines

What’s Accepted:

Box Springs and Mattresses, Sofas, Tables, Chairs, Furniture
Dressers, Bathroom Fixtures, Children's Toys, Desks and Bookshelves,  Fridges, Stoves, Washers, Dryers and Additional Household Appliances, Doors, Window Boxes – glass must be removed, Carpet tied in rolls (less than 6 ft, less than 50 pounds), Tree limbs tied in bundles (less than 6 ft, less than 50 pounds), Glass (must be securely packaged and marked as “BROKEN GLASS”), and other bulk items normally associated with a household. All bulk items must be properly bundled. All loose items must be boxed.

What’s Not Accepted:

Brick, Concrete, Electronics, Vehicle parts Earthen materials
including stumps and large trees Roof shingles and construction materials, Tires, Liquids, Regular household garbage, White goods, Hazardous waste like paint,
chemicals, etc.

Things to Remember:

On the day of your pickup, place your items at the curb or side
of the road the day of your scheduled pick-up. Items are not to be placed to the curb after the second day of scheduled collection. Please note: Tree limbs, carpet, wood and
similar objects should be cut into pieces a maximum of 6 feet long, and up to 22.5 kilograms (50 pounds). Glass must be removed from windows, doors, etc, taped or broken and put in a box clearly labeled “sharp objects” All loose items must be boxed. No scattered items please. BROKEN GLASS and SHARPS can injure our collectors and must be placed in puncture-proof packaging . SYRINGES must be in puncture-proof packaging to go out with regular waste. Please do not leave items that are not intended for waste collection near
the waste bin or collection area as they may be collected as weekly or bulk waste.