REMINDER- Our pool party at the Theodore Young Community Center is TONIGHT, Wednesday from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM. The Theodore Young Community Center is located on Manhattan Ave (Manhattan Ave is located across Route 119 from the K Mart shopping center). Take a swim. Enjoy the food...observe our cultural, karate and other programs. Interact with officials Hope to see you.
SOME GOOD NEWS-- We replaced our street lights with LED lights. Savings in first year: About $200,000!
The Village of Tarrytown has decided to reduce garbage collection to once a week. They are the second village in the town to now have one day a week garbage collection. The 2017 Greenburgh town budget, which I will be submitting to the Town Board in less than a week, includes twice a week garbage pickup. The Town Board has not discussed making any changes to our sanitation schedule.
Should Greenburgh consider what the villages of Tarrytown and Hastings have done and pick up garbage only once a week? Is the approach worth studying if it could result in savings to you and the town? How much savings would make a change worth it? Do you think one day a week garbage pickup would result in more recycling? What are some of the negatives to one day a week pickup? What other concerns do you have that should be studied if we decide to study the approach?
I would like to emphasize that my proposed 2017 budget (which comes in under the tax cap) does not contemplate any changes in the sanitation schedule. And the Town Board has not discussed this at a work session or Town Board meeting. If we study the change - it's unlikely that any changes would be implemented in 2017.
ARTICLE IN THE OCTOBER ISSUE OF THE HUDSON INDEPENDENT APPEARS BELOW
Tarrytown to Reduce Garbage Collection to Once a Week
Sanitation vehicles with mechanical arms will soon become commonplace in Tarrytown.
Starting in mid-October, curbside garbage collection in Tarrytown will be reduced to once a week.
Village officials decided to make the change in service after a pilot program that kicked off last December in a portion of the village in an effort to cut costs and improve efficiency, proved to be viable.
The change will mean household garbage that was collected Mondays and Thursdays will now be only on Mondays. Garbage that was picked up Tuesdays and Fridays will now only be on Tuesdays.
Recycling materials will be continued to be collected every Wednesday and organics will continue to be collected on Thursdays. Large bulk trash items will be collected by appointment.
Each single-family home will receive one free 95-gallon rolling cart that village sanitation vehicles will be able to empty with a mechanical arm, freeing up village employees from having to lift heavy garbage cans. Multi-family residences will receive one free 95-gallon rolling cart for every two units. Homeowners with physical limitations can request a smaller 65-gallon rolling cart.
For those residents who believe they will need an additional rolling cart or more, which can be obtained for a fee of $3 per additional cart per week, and “Payment for the additional carts must be made in advance for a 52 week period,” the Village states.
Any residents with questions about the collection change can contact the Department of Public Works at (914) 631-0356.