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Greencastle schedules bulky-item pickup

March 29, 2011

GREENCASTLE, Pa. — It’s time for Greencastle residents to raid their basements and garages, and pull out all their unwanted, bulky junk.

The Borough of Greencastle will conduct its yearly bulky item collection on Friday, May 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Saturday, May 7, from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Bulky items are to be dropped off at the borough maintenance facilities, 40 W. Mifflin Lane.

The collection is a free service for borough residents only. Those dropping off bulky items will be required to display a valid driver’s license or other photo identification to confirm that they are a resident of the borough of Greencastle, according to a borough news release.

The following are some of the items that will be accepted for disposal and recycling: refrigerators, stoves, furniture, air conditioners, mattresses, vehicle batteries, propane bottles, electronics and other bulky items that are difficult to discard.

According to the release, tires 17 inches and smaller will be accepted for a fee of $3 per tire.

Prohibited items include: liquid or hazardous materials, normal household waste, trash (even if it is bundled into a large bundle), trees/brush, leaves, grass clippings, fencing or construction/demolition materials.

No commercial or industrial waste or items will be accepted.

“This is a great opportunity for everyone to discard unused and unneeded items and to keep the borough a clean and attractive place to live, to work and to visit,” borough council president Charles Eckstine wrote in a news release.

The borough reserves the right to refuse any item that it deems unsuitable for bulky item collection.

For more details, call 717-597-7143.

— Roxann Miller

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