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Changes in Boonsboro's recycling, trash collection services coming July 2

June 13, 2013

Boonsboro officials are notifying residents about the details of the town’s new curbside recycling service as the July 2 startup date  approaches.

The town has had twice-a-week trash pickup and recycling every other week, but the Boonsboro Town Council decided to use a new company that will collect trash and recyclables once a week.

The new curbside recycling service offered by Apple Valley Waste will start Tuesday, July 2, and continue on Tuesdays, town officials said.

The following is a look at how the change in service will work, according to town news release:

  • Residents will now use a smaller 64-gallon container which is red with a yellow attached lid. Most of the containers that were used by Allied Waste were blue, 95-gallon containers.
  • With once-a-week recycling, the 64-gallon container should be adequate for most households. But residents who believe they still need the 95-gallon containers should call Town Hall at 301-432-5141 by June 17.
  • Apple Valley Waste will not be able to accept coated, cardboard milk and juice cartons for recycling until further notice. A flier detailing what type of items can be recycled will be delivered by Apple Valley with the new red recycling containers.
  • The last pickup of recyclables by Allied Waste will be June 17, and residents are being asked to leave empty blue containers at the curb so Allied Waste can collect them from June 17-19.
  • Apple Valley Waste will deliver the new red containers on June 20 and June 21.
  • Twice-a-week trash collection will continue through June with the last pickup by Allied Waste scheduled for June 28. Once-a-week trash collection starts on Friday, July 5, and continues every Friday thereafter.
  • A year ago when the town’s first curbside recycling program started, a few residents chose not to receive a recycling container. Those households may participate in the new program this year by calling Town Hall by June 17 and requesting a recycling container.
  • The town’s sanitation fee, which is included in a homeowner’s quarterly utility bill, will remain $15 a quarter.

Editor's note: The last paragraph has been edited to correct the town's sanitation fee.

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