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Refuse and recycling change to take place March 31

Collection no longer to take place in alleys

March 20, 2014 - As of March 31, refuse and recycling will no longer be collected in the alleys. Residents should place their refuse and recycling at the curb in front of their house. This change does not affect collection routes.

This change is being made for the long-term use and protection of the alleys. The life of alleys can be extended if we keep large trucks off of them as much as possible. Over the long run, the capital improvement funds necessary to repair or replace alleys is great.

In addition, alleys are only cleared of snow after all of the streets are done. When alleyways are not passable, it slows and restricts refuse and recycling collection. Street-side pick-up will make collection more efficient and give longer life to the alleys, which will keep overall costs down.

Questions should be directed to the Division of Public Works office at 779-5401.