June 2017 Boro Council Meeting Minutes

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Blossburg Borough Recycling Guidelines

Blossburg Borough Recycling Guidelines

Materials are collected on the same day as your garbage pick-up. Please have materials curbside by 7 am.

Glass Bottles & Jars: Separate bottles & jars by color; clear, brown, green. Remove all lids & rings. Rinse well, labels can remain. Food and beverage glass only. No light bulbs, flower vases, etc.

Aluminum Cans: Empty & rinse cans. Crushing is optional but saves space.

Steel or “Tin” Cans: Rinse your cans & secure the lid(s) inside. Labels can remain.

Newspapers: Keep dry. Inserts can remain. Do not bundle or tie. Keep separate from other types of paper.

Magazines: Magazines & catalogs only. Keep dry. Do not bundle or tie. Keep separate from other types of paper.

Office Paper/Junk Mail: Includes junk mail, office paper, envelopes, colored paper, shredded paper, etc. Keep dry. Do not bundle or tie. Keep separate from other types of paper.

Plastics: #1 – #7: Includes soda & water bottles, milk & laundry jugs, shampoo bottles, yogurt containers, butter tubs, berry containers, plastic film, etc. Empty & rinse as necessary. Lids can remain. Crushing is optional but saves space. No hard rigid or brittle plastic such as buckets, plastic hangers, flower pots, etc. **NO STYROFOAM**

Corrugated Cardboard: Flatten boxes & keep dry. Look for the ridges. No cereal/macaroni boxes, pizza boxes, green cardboard, etc.

If materials not properly prepared, per the above guidelines, they will be treated as regular trash and disposed of that way.

For more information, contact the Blossburg Borough at 570-638-2452, http://www.blossburgboro.com

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2017 Island Park Spring Cleanup – May 6th

BLOSSBURG BOROUGH

ISLAND PARK SPRING CLEANUP TIME

MAY 6, 2017

RAIN DATE: MAY 13, 2017

STARTING TIME: 8:00 A.M.

EVERYONE IS INVITED TO COME TO ISLAND PARK ON MAY 6, 2017 TO HELP CLEANUP THE ISLAND PARK.

ANYONE AND EVERYONE IS ASKED TO COME LEND A HAND. PLEASE BRING YOUR OWN GARDEN TOOLS – RAKE, SHOVEL, GLOVES, ETC. THAT YOU MAY WANT TO USE DURING THE DAY.

PLEASE RAKE DEBRIS INTO PILES SO IT CAN BE REMOVED EASILY. PAPERS,་ ETC. CAN BE PUT IN THE GARBAGE CANS AT ISLAND PARK.

INCLEMENT WEATHER DATE WILL BE ON MAY 13, 2017.

ANY QUESTIONS, TELEPHONE THE BLOSSBURG BOROUGH OFFICE at 570-638-2452

THIS IS A GREAT COMMUNITY ACTIVITY. THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

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2017 Spring Cleanup Week – May 1st to 5th

SPRING CLEANUP WEEK

FOR BLOSSBURG BOROUGH RESIDENTS ONLY

MAY 1st through 5th, 2017

Items for pickup should be put out on Saturday or Sunday night, April 29-April 30, 2017. All items must be out by Tuesday night, May 2, 2017. All spring cleanup items will be picked up by Friday, May 5, 2017.

If you do not place at curb or – if items for free pickup are mixed with weekly garbage, it will NOT be picked up.

Please remember to comply with the requirements. If any items are not picked up, you may telephone the Borough, with any questions.

The following list is what must be followed as the Borough must comply with rules at the landfill, also.

 

  1. LIMIT of two (2) pickup truckloads of trash per household.
  2. NO TIRES (new rules from state: only certain stickered vehicles allowed to take tires, this is not a Borough rule).
  3. NO ELECTRONICS such as computers, printers, TVs, etc.
  4. NO WOOD such as remodeling materials unless cut into short lengths and bundled so that ONE person may pick up. NO WHOLE BUILDINGS.
  5. GRASS AND LEAVES: If you have leaves from yard cleanup, place the leaves and grass cuttings in a separate container-bags, etc. IF STONES, ROCKS, STICKS are mixed in with grass and leaves, they will not be picked up.
  6. BRUSH MUST BE CUT OR BROKEN INTO SMALL PIECES WHICH MAY BE EASILY HANDLED.
  7. METAL MUST BE SEPARATE.

 

Refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioning units will be billed at $5.00 each due to regulations at landfill.

If requirements are not met, free removal will not be available to you.

Any questions? Please telephone the Borough Manager at 570-638-2452.

This project is very costly, so your cooperation is needed if the free pickup is to be continued.

Thanks to everyone who has been helpful in the past, it is greatly appreciated.

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Notice – Green and Blue Flags in your yard

**NOTICE**

The Blossburg Municipal Authority
will be marking water curbs and valves
with blue flags, as well as sewer manholes
located along roads & in yards with green
flags during the months of
February and March.

Once completed, RCAP Solutions
through grant funding will map
Blossburg’s entire water and sewer systems
using satellite technology.

Please DO NOT pull the blue and green flags
out of the ground until the work is completed.

If you have questions, you may contact the
Borough Office at (570) 638-2452.

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Blossburg Borough Spring Cleanup, May 2 through May 6, 2016

BLOSSBURG BOROUGH RESIDENTS ONLY!
SPRING CLEANUP WEEK FOR BLOSSBURG RESIDENTS ONLY!
MAY 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 2016

Items for pickup should be put out on Saturday or Sunday night, April 30 — May 1, 2016. All items must be out by Tuesday night, May 3, 2016. All spring cleanup items will be picked up by Friday, May 6, 2016.

If you do not place at curb or — if items for free pickup are mixed with weekly garbage, it will NOT be picked up.

Please remember to comply with the requirements. If any items are not picked up, you may telephone the Borough, with any questions.

The following list is what must be followed as the Borough must comply with rules at the landfill, also.

  • NO TIRES (new rules from state: only certain stickered vehicles allowed to take tires, this is not a Borough rule).
  • LIMIT of two (2) pickup truck loads of trash per household.
  • NO WOOD such as remodeling materials unless cut into short lengths and bundled so that ONE person may pick up. NO WHOLE BUILDINGS.
  • GRASS AND LEAVES: If you have leaves from yard cleanup, place the leaves and grass cuttings in a separate container — bags, etc. IF STONES, ROCKS, STICKS are mixed in with grass and leaves, they will not be picked up.
  • BRUSH MUST BE CUT OR BROKEN INTO SMALL PIECES WHICH MAY BE EASILY
  • METAL MUST BE SEPARATE.

Refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioning units will be billed at $5.00 each due to regulations at landfill.

If requirements are not met, free removal will not be available to you.
Any questions? Please telephone the Borough Manager at 638-2452.

This project is very costly, so your cooperation is needed if

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Island Park Spring Cleanup – May 7th, 2016

Island Park Spring Cleanup
May 7, 2016
Rain Date: May 14, 2016
Starting Time: 8 am

Everyone is invited to come to Island Park on May 7, 2016 to help cleanup the Island Park. Anyone and Everyone is asked to come lend a hand. Please bring your own garden tools – rake, shovel, gloves, etc. – which you may want to use during the day. Please rake debris into piles so it can be removed easily. Papers, etc. can be put in the garbage cans at Island Park. If there is bad weather on May 7, 2016 – the cleanup will be on May 14, 2016. Any questions, telephone the Blossburg Borough Office at 570-638-2452. This is great community activitiy. Thanks for your help!

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October 2015 Borough Council Minutes

October 2015 Borough Council Minutes have been posted on the meeting minutes page.

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Borough Council Minutes – September 2015

September 2015 Borough Council Minutes have been posted.  Head on over to the Council Minutes page.

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