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2018-05-17 / Front Page

Mayor reminds residents about rules for recycling


After receiving a notice from Waste Management, the village’s contractor for recycling,

Mayor Jo Ann Litwin Clinton is restating what can and cannot go inside the recycling totes.

“Don’t bag the recyclables; plastic bags will get tangled in their machinery. ... We don’t want any foods or liquids, so if you have a jar and it has a little something left in it make sure it’s emptied and rinsed out before you put it in the recycling, so there’s no food matter in there,” said Litwin Clinton during Monday’s Village Board meeting about some of the issues.

The village will be putting a full list on its website, www.orchardparkvillage.org, of what is allowed in the tote.

In another matter, several officials also discussed safety in reminding residents once again that their brush can’t be in the road.

“With the brush, I’ve noticed that people are encroaching a little bit on the road,” said Deputy Mayor Matthew Hartung. “As it waits to get picked up, it narrows out the roads, and we do want to keep our roadways safe, so please keep your brush back away from the road edge so the cars and people can maneuver safely down the road.”

Trustee Francis Hogenkamp agreed that debris in the roadway can cause accidents, and added that residents need to keep their brush on the lawn for the village Department of Public Works to pick up.

Michael Murphy, director of the DPW, said crews will remain out picking up yard debris with the hi-lift and dump trucks until Friday, June 1. After June 1, crews will pick up debris when they can get time away from other summer projects.

The board also was visited by Erie County Legislator John Mills. Delivering an update on a variety of county matters, Mills said there will be some work taking place on Freeman Road during the summer.

He added that there will also be an additional $3,000 earmarked for the Veterans Memorial Park Committee to continue restoration efforts at Veterans Memorial Park.

The next meeting of the Village Board will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, June 11, in Village Hall, 4295 S. Buffalo St., Orchard Park.

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