During the week of May 15th, Public Works crews will collect and dispose of brush and yard waste, large appliances and metal items that are left at the roadside. Crews WILL NOT take glass, trash, hazardous materials, paints, electronics or tires.
“We know many folks don’t have access to a truck or trailer to haul away large items and to dispose of their yard waste, so we’d like to give them a hand,” stated Public Works Director, Darren Hanson. “To help, we will load up any large appliances or metal items that are brought to the curb and take those off to be recycled. We will also gather up brush, limbs and yard waste that is left by the roadside, but it is important that the items are sorted so our crews can do this as efficiently and effectively as possible.”
Like last year, crews will ONLY be coming by people’s homes on the date their street is designated for clean-up. That street by street list can be found by clicking here. They will leave behind any materials deemed unacceptable and it will be up to the property owner to dispose of those items properly. Items should be placed by the roadside by 6am the day their road is scheduled for pick-up to ensure the materials are collected.
“We brought this program back two years ago and it has been fairly successful,” stated Tim Goff, Fort Fairfield Marketing and Economic Director. “Many homeowners took advantage of this opportunity last year, and by limiting the materials that can be disposed of to metal goods, appliances and yard debris, we have been able to provide this service again this year. We ask folks to place items in sorted piles by the roadway. Items left behind are the responsibility of the property owner and need to be disposed of properly in a timely manner. We believe there is value providing this service to residents, but the costs can mount quickly if we have to sort through materials or chase piles of trash for weeks on end.”
It is up to the property owner to bring their unwanted items to the end of their driveway or to the roadside the night before pick-up is scheduled on their street. Crews will then gather the waste materials and recycle or dispose of them properly. Public Works crews will leave notes behind explaining why items have been rejected or left behind.
Residents are strongly encouraged to click this link to see what date their street will be picked-up or to contact the Town Office at 472-3800 if they have questions about the program.