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    Quote Originally Posted by gorja View Post
    yesterday, a resident put out a small kid's bed, a 4'x6' rug and a dresser.
    The resident thought that they would make it easier for wm by removing the two drawers.
    So, wm took the dresser and the 2 drawers as their 3 items and left the bed and the rug

    lmao!

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    Yea, the wife said that WM suggested leaving the tote in sunlight as a remedy. I'm glad to see Lancaster has entered the high tech era.

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    A little help please

    Finally got the Waste Management mailer that was promised weeks go; and repeatedly thereafter by the Town Supervisor and Waste Management representatives.
    Had it been mailed even a week ago, the confusion we experienced in our subdivision would have been averted. A very informative mailer including scheduled pickup days for every street – trash, bulk and recyclables. Even information on how to get rid of your current personal totes.

    The only piece of information missing is whether you can use one of your old totes for putting smaller bulk items into and having it considered one item. To have to place items like lamps, pictures, accessories, etc. in the trash cart is not only unreasonable, but when uncontained unsightly at the same time.

    I called the ‘Hot Line’ and was told to leave a message and they would get back to me. I am pretty certain that I heard a council member say that our private totes could be used during bulk pickup.

    A little help here, please. My bulk pick day is tomorrow and if there is no allowed use for my tote, I want to dispose of it while I can.

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    Just got ours about an hour ago in the mail, but it appears to be a reformatted version of accompanied the totes. Today's mailing came with a cover letter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yaksplat View Post
    These new cans are also extremely top heavy. They blow over quite easily.
    Yep, this morning at 5:00am, they were blown over all over the place on Broadway and weren't empty totes as it was too early for pick up.
    Have a GREAT day,
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    Quote Originally Posted by mark blazejewski View Post
    Just got ours about an hour ago in the mail, but it appears to be a reformatted version of accompanied the totes. Today's mailing came with a cover letter.
    Nothing here
    Have a GREAT day,
    Georgia Schlager

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    Quote Originally Posted by mark blazejewski View Post
    Just got ours about an hour ago in the mail, but it appears to be a reformatted version of accompanied the totes. Today's mailing came with a cover letter.

    The mailer I received from Waste Management may have contained repetitious information but it contained the added Town of Lancaster Street Listing & Service Schedule which was not included with the carts. That missing information was what led a few of us neighbors to contact others we knew that did not have computers to alert them of the day change in trash, recyclable and bulk pickup for our community.

    That mailer was promised six weeks ago and at a January 22nd town board meeting Supervisor Coleman openly stated that the Waste Management mailers were mailed that very day.

    Bulk pickup is going to be a nightmare for many residents even after the bugs are worked out in the transition period. This has not been a smooth operation and the town and Waste Management have to be blamed for the glitches in not notifying the property owners until the 11th hour on what to expect.

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    New flyer in the mailbox today from the town, blaming everything on Waste Management.

    On the positive side, the supervisor has a new email address; garbage@lancasterny.gov. Seems quite appropriate, and no, i'm not joking on that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yaksplat View Post
    New flyer in the mailbox today from the town, blaming everything on Waste Management.

    On the positive side, the supervisor has a new email address; garbage@lancasterny.gov. Seems quite appropriate, and no, i'm not joking on that one.

    Didn't get my mailer from the town yet.

    The blame game can be placed on the town as well and the local media outlets that spent very little ink on such an important project over the 8 month period this waste contract project was being formatted and discussed; and especially just prior to the inception of the program.

    When Supervisor Coleman kept openly repeating at town board meetings the 'we have to wait and see what they give us' is not the way negotiations are supposed to be conducted. Waste Management is the big winner here. Yes, the unit garbage fee is still low in comparison to other municipalities but the services being provided under the new contract have been decreased significantly.

    My trash was picked up this morning. My 220 unit community complex was in compliance using the new carts. The driveways were plowed. The carts were placed as required by Waste Management. A great number of carts toppled over into the street when being returned after unloading.

    Property owners are still unsure as to whether they can use their private carts for small item bulk pickup.

    Some property owners still have no idea on how to handle once per month, three item limit bulk pickups - where to store items for scheduled pickup day and/or other resources and associated costs to get rid of the materials immediately.

    It still beats the cost for contracting your own waste removal, the ensuing chaos and code enforcement operation, etc. But as the town and Waste Management sets the policies and guidelines for us to follow, is it asking too much for transparency, truth and counter cooperation?

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    The Lancaster Sun has a full page of Street listings and Recycling weeks similar to https://lancasterny.gov/document-cen...dule/file.html
    in this week's edition.
    Have a GREAT day,
    Georgia Schlager

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    Another article in the SUn regarding garbage
    Have a GREAT day,
    Georgia Schlager

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorja View Post
    The Lancaster Sun has a full page of Street listings and Recycling weeks similar to https://lancasterny.gov/document-cen...dule/file.html
    in this week's edition.

    This information should have appeared in the Sun when they were still distributing free copies; not now to only paid subscribers.


    The long ago promised Waste Management mailer that is just arriving this week has the information property home owners needed before the start of the new contract guidelines for people who received the new carts - especially concerning the change in trash pickup dates.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorja View Post
    Another article in the SUn regarding garbage

    Thanks for posting, Gorga.

    Thanks for addressing the problem, Mr. Fischione.

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