Friday, February 1, 2013
Today's the big day we've all been waiting for when it comes to trash pickup.
We've warned you once, we've warned you twice, and now the big day is here. Folks in Nabnasset on Cheasapeake Drive, Marie Ann Drive and all the streets between Newport Drive, Williams Avenue, Plain Road and Lake Shore Drive South will see the garbage trucks head by their house today, but if the operators of those garbage trucks don't see a recycling bin of some kind next to the trash bins or if they see recyclables inside the trash bins, they'll just leave the trash where it is. The recycling requirement will alternate each week, shifting between "blue weeks" (this week is blue) and "green weeks", with a map from the town website we've attached below indicating which streets are on which weeks and which days of the week for the …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Here are eight tips to make sure you're all set come February.
Friday, January 18
In case you missed it, as of February 1, all households that are not recycling will not have their trash picked up due to lower costs for the town for recycled versus non-recycled items. Here are a few tips provided by the Westford Recycling Commission on how you make recycling easier. For more information, please visit the WRC website: www.westfordma.gov/recycling and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/WestfordRecyclingCommission
Monday, January 7, 2013
Westford's 1994 mandatory recycling policy will be enforced starting February 1.
At their November 27, 2012 meeting, the Westford Board of Selectmen voted unanimously to enforce the mandatory recycling policy instituted in 1994. This policy states: "All residents using the town trash collection services are required to separate from their other waste the following items, herein referred to as recyclables: The above items must be clean, set out, separate from other trash and in recycling bins, on alternate weeks as determined by the existing schedule for recycling pick up. If no attempt is made to set out recyclables, or if a significant amount of recyclables are seen in the trash, the trash may be left behind and not taken by the trash collectors." This Westford policy is supported by Massachusetts Department of …