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Parryville has recycling, again

Published August 28. 2013 05:01PM

Recycling is back in the borough for Parryville residents.

According to Cathy Hawk, member of Parryville Council, recycling is back and better than ever.

"The recycling company will take anything," said Hawk. "The container is being delivered on Wednesday."

The 30-yard container will be back in the original location where the former county blue bins had been set up on the grounds of the Parryville Fire Co.

The service is being provided by Advanced Disposal of Northampton. Recyclable materials picked up in Parryville will be transported to a processing facility where they will be separated to create the highest-value raw materials. These raw materials are then sold to manufacturers for making new materials.

Hawk said that the recycling is "single stream," which means that all paper, plastics, metals are mixed in a single collection container instead of being sorted.

Items that may be recycled also have expanded. Residents may put in aluminum cans, aluminum foil, aluminum pie pans, brown paper bags, cardboard, and both corrugated and paper boxes, such as cereal boxes, tissue boxes, beverage boxes, etc. The boxes should be flattened and clean and dry. No waxed containers should be mixed in with the recycling.

Also accepted are glass bottles and jars, including green bottles and jars, blue and clear, and drinking glasses. No mirrors or window glass should be put in the bins. Residents can also recycle junk mail and propaganda, office paper, magazines, newspapers, phone books and plastic containers numbers one through seven. Lids should be removed.

Residents can also recycle steel cans from vegetables, tuna, etc. as well as empty aerosol cans.

Hawk said that council will be keeping tabs on the container and once it is full, it will be emptied as needed.

Mike Grant, council president, said that it will cost the borough $190 to have it emptied each time the container is full whether it is once a week or once a month.

In other business:

• Grant noted that the borough is looking to patch streets which are cracked and asked residents to inform him where the cracks are so that the roads will be in good shape for the winter.

• Hawk also reported that an Eagle Scout has taken on the painting of the basketball court at the playground and said that the project should start this weekend and be completed within two weeks. She also thanked the Bowmanstown/Parryville Lions Club which donated $200 toward the cost of the paint.

• Mayor Dean Emrey asked if a bush at the intersection of Water and Main streets could be trimmed to allow better sight for school buses.

Grant noted that the resident is required to cut the bush. He said that resident also needs to clear the rubbish from his yard.

Grant said that he would be contacting the code enforcement officer to have the resident comply.

• Due to a computer crash, garbage bills are late. Residents who are billed late will have late fees waived, noted Grant.

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