From The Supervisor’s Office
IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR TOWN OF ALDEN RESIDENTS-
REFUSE, RECYCLING, AND BULKY GOODS COLLECTIONS CHANGES
The Town of Alden has rebid its garbage, refuse, and recycling collection and effective 4/1/19, Waste Management will be collecting your garbage, recycling, and bulky items.
Please note the following:
- The Town will have a large black 95 gallon wheeled carts delivered to your residence the week of 2/18. As is the case with your existing recycle cart, the larger Refuse carts are Town-owned and will belong to the address. They must stay with the address if you move. ALL of your weekly garbage must be placed in this cart. No garbage bags or other cans or containers will be picked up beginning 4/1/19. Those multi-Unit homes or businesses that are in the garbage district will receive 1 cart for each garbage unit paid, (i.e. a two family house is charged for two garbage units on its taxes and receives 2 carts). If you have a rare scenario where you end up with more garbage than will fit in the cart, you can purchase a “bag” tag at the Town Hall at the Town’s cost of $5 each prior to your collection that week. The collection will be mechanized so no additional separate bags will be picked up UNLESS the bag has a bag tag on it.
- You will continue to use your existing Recycling Cart. All recyclables should be placed in the recycle cart on a bi-weekly basis as per schedule. The carts should be placed with the metal rods facing outwards. Both carts have arrows showing how it should be placed a few feet back from the edge of the road. The handle on the cart should be facing your house as described on the cart lid. The refuse and recycle carts should be placed 4 feet apart and 4 feet from obstacles such as a mailbox or a car.
- Although the new contract with Waste Management begins 4/1/19, Modern will continue to pick up your garbage and refuse through 3/31/19. You can use the new carts, if you choose to, between now and 4/1/19, BUT effective 4/1/19 they MUST be used.
- Beginning 4/1/19 BULKY ITEMS will be picked up QUARTERLY (4 times per year) and will be limited to 10 items per unit per quarter. As with our current contract, absolutely no construction debris should be put out as it will not be taken. Bulky Wastes are such things as furniture, carpeting and other large or dense materials that may be disposed of in a sanitary landfill. White goods include such items as refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers, clothes washers and dryers, hot water heaters and furnaces. No item that contains refrigerant will be acceptable unless it has a certification attached to it indicating that the refrigerant has been removed. No electronics can be placed out for regular or bulky collection. The Town has a recycling program for electronics at the Town Hall during regular business hours. In that recycling program, there is a fee for each TV that represents what the Town is charged for their disposal, and a maximum of 3 TV’s per year for each address. Only Town of Alden residents can utilize this recycling program as it is Town of Alden taxpayer funded. You must report to the Town Clerk’s Office between 9:00 am and Noon Monday through Friday, if you have electronics to recycle.
PLEASE NOTE: AN INFORMATIONAL MAILER WILL BE SENT TO EACH ADDRESS THAT IS IN THE TOWN GARBAGE DISTRICT PRIOR TO 4/1/19 INDICATING PICK UP SCHEDULES FOR REFUSE AND RECYCLING, BULK COLLECTION DATES, AND ACCEPTABLE RECYCLING ITEMS.
WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS NEW CONTRACT.