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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Chowaniec View Post
    The following was posted in this week’s Lancaster Bee Heard:

    As a resident of Lancaster, I’m very disappointed with the garbage contract. Why can Alden put out 10 items in its bulk trash while Lancaster is limited to three? It makes no sense. Why wasn’t a list of dates sent out letting us know when bulk trash would be picked up? You put it out and it isn’t picked up. It’s useless.

    The new trash contract is very restrictive when it comes to bulk pickup items. Many of us have posted objections to the limit of items picked up and the way bulk items must be stored for the once-per month pickup day.

    According to Supervisor Coleman the contract agreement was negotiated with cost to the taxpayer in mind and in the name of fairness where residents / businesses would pay according to the amount of garbage generated.

    It is what it is. Many residents are taking the advice of Supervisor Coleman and others in approaching neighbors to accept trash or bulk items when they have the capacity / ability to do so - you have 6 items, I have none, place 3 in my driveway.

    As to letting residents know when bulk items will be picked up in their neighborhood, mailers were sent out by Waste Management with scheduled pickup dates for trash, recyclables and bulk. And, the town has the schedule posted on it’s website.
    We are only 4 items short of Alden per year. They're allowed 10 items per quarter (40) and we're 3 items per month (36)

    Really not a big deal

    Have a GREAT day,
    Georgia Schlager

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorja View Post
    We are only 4 items short of Alden per year. They're allowed 10 items per quarter (40) and we're 3 items per month (36)

    Really not a big deal
    Thanks for the clarification, Gorja - 10 items per quarter in Alden. No big deal indeed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorja View Post
    The village business district must get a break in following the code.
    The last 2 weeks, the corner of West Main and Central has looked like this.



    They are empty when coming through after work
    What a world of difference it made since they went to a dumpster. Looks GREAT and looks like a safe, walkable community again.

    Have a GREAT day,
    Georgia Schlager

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    Question: under the current disposal rules - how long would it take to dispose of a 12' by 12' carpet ? Once a month you can put out three rolls according to the restrictions listed by waste management !
    #Dems play musical chairs - patronage and nepotism = entitlement !

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    Very quick. Just throw it on the side of the road somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4248 View Post
    Question: under the current disposal rules - how long would it take to dispose of a 12' by 12' carpet ? Once a month you can put out three rolls according to the restrictions listed by waste management !
    12’ x 12’ = 144 sq. ft.

    Cut carpet rolls are usually 3’ x 6’ = 18 sq. ft.

    144/18 = 8 rolls

    So, 3 bulk pickups – unless you have neighbors who have no items for bulk pickup let you place 3 rolls at their home.

    Or, you can pay the company you are purchasing the carpeting from to take the old carpet away.

    Or you can purchase a ‘Bagster’ and pay Waste Management to pick it up.

    As Supervisor Coleman declares: “It is only fair for people to pay for disposal on the amount of garbage they create.”

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    • Carpeting must be rolled into lengths of 4
    feet or less, taped securely, and no wider than
    18 inches.
    Just sayin !



    Quote Originally Posted by Lee Chowaniec View Post
    12’ x 12’ = 144 sq. ft.

    Cut carpet rolls are usually 3’ x 6’ = 18 sq. ft.

    144/18 = 8 rolls

    So, 3 bulk pickups – unless you have neighbors who have no items for bulk pickup let you place 3 rolls at their home.

    Or, you can pay the company you are purchasing the carpeting from to take the old carpet away.

    Or you can purchase a ‘Bagster’ and pay Waste Management to pick it up.

    As Supervisor Coleman declares: “It is only fair for people to pay for disposal on the amount of garbage they create.”
    #Dems play musical chairs - patronage and nepotism = entitlement !

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4248 View Post
    • Carpeting must be rolled into lengths of 4
    feet or less, taped securely, and no wider than
    18 inches.
    Just sayin !
    Sorry for the misinformation - my bad.

    The new code requirement is ludicrous - and I have seen carpeting being picked up by Waste Management that is rolled into 6' lengths and 3 ft. wide since the new waste contract went into place.

    It is especially ludicrous in that the carpet weight does not compare to appliance / furniture bulk items.

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