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New Solid Waste Collection Information
The Village of Sloan is entering our third year of a five-year contract with Waste Management (WM) for the pickup and disposal of both trash and recycling. The most questions we receive concern the proper disposal of bulk items. Bulk waste is picked up the 4th full week of each month- this occasionally may be the first Thursday of the following month. Upcoming bulk days are October 28th, November 26th, and December 30th. WM mails a schedule to every address in December or you can check our website for more dates. A “bulk” item is too large to fit inside of your trash tote- furniture, dressers, couch, chairs etc. Mattress, box springs and toilets are acceptable ONLY if wrapped or bagged- this is to protect the workers from contamination. Carpet and padding must be cut to less than 4’, rolled and securely tied/taped. Our contract with WM does not allow for construction material, but small amounts of wood can be cut down to fit INSIDE of your trash tote. Extra bags are not allowed at any time as WM utilizes a hydraulic arm and they are not considered bulk items. Grass clippings and yard debris must be placed inside of the trash tote but leaves can be raked onto the headland for pickup. Bulk item collection does not include hazardous waste, tires, TVs or any material covered by the NYS Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act. Residents can also opt to purchase a “bagster” if they are moving or have excessive trash from a construction project. They can be purchased at many retailers and hold up to 4 tons of debris. Once filled, you contact WM and they will pickup and charge you, based on tonnage. Christmas trees can be put out at curbside weekly as our Highway Department will retrieve them up to January 13th. As the Christmas and New Year holidays occur on Saturdays, it will NOT affect our garbage days. The Village of Sloan Code, Chapter 183, has been updated to address changes in the trash and recycling program for our residents and property owners. Most impactful changes are: Storage of totes: Totes can now be placed alongside your house or garage or behind your house or garage. They cannot be stored in the front of your house or business. Placement at curbside: Totes can be placed out at curbside for pickup no earlier than 6:00pm the evening before a scheduled pickup and must be removed from curbside to an appropriate storage location before 9:00pm on the day of pickup. Weight of totes: Maximum weight of a 95-gallon tote shall not exceed 150lbs. Maximum weight of a 65-gallon tote shall not exceed 100lbs. Additional tote fees: Should an additional tote be needed, a 95-gallon trash tote shall incur an annual charge of $200.00. A 65-gallon trash tote shall incur a $140.00 annual charge. Multiple Dwelling fees: Any property in excess of two units (residential or business) shall incur an annual charge of $200.00 per unit over two. Portable/temporary dumpsters (“Bagsters”) limits: Portable/temporary bagsters shall be removed within fourteen (14) days of placement or when full, whichever occurs first. For a full reading of the amended Chapter, please click here. Beginning in November, our service provider for the collection of solid waste will be Waste Management. In an effort to control the rising costs of service, Waste Management will only be picking up bulk items once a month, and it is limited to two items per address. Bulk items consist of furniture, mattresses, rolled/bound carpet etc. To protect the workers, mattresses/box springs must be bagged if they show any signs of contamination or infestation. The first bulk pickup with Waste Management will be on November 29th, the day after Thanksgiving. The truck that retrieves the bulk items is not the same as the tote trash truck (which is fully automated). Waste Management, for the safety of their employees, does NOT pick up trash from both sides of the street at the same time. If one side is completed, it may be 1 ½ to 2 hours before the other side is picked up. For the past several years, we have asked residents to place their grass clippings and spring yard waste in the brown, paper lawn & leaf bags. Waste Management, being fully automated for totes, WILL NOT pick up ANY extra bags of debris outside of the tote. Therefore, all grass clippings and yard waste must be bagged and put INSIDE of the trash tote. Waste Management utilizes fully automated vehicles, which results in stricter adherence to the regulations. No extra bags or loose debris can be placed outside of the trash or recycling totes. All totes must fully close and be appropriately placed at curbside, with arrows facing the street and wheels towards the sidewalk. The totes must be within 2’ of the curb and be placed with enough room for the hydraulic lift arm to operate. If you live on the parking side of the street, please keep all totes closer to your driveway or on the driveway approach, to avoid interference from parked vehicles. Our Highway Department will continue to pick up leaves throughout the fall as always. Leaves can be raked onto the “headland” area, between the sidewalk and curb. Highway will also continue to pick up metal items and bundled branches on a weekly basis. Christmas trees can be placed at curbside on the regular trash day until the end of January and do not have to be bagged. The schedule of recyclable pickup will remain every other week as in the past. Recyclable items must not be contaminated with food or liquids. The list of non-acceptable items is as follows: Styrofoam Batteries Clothing Needles Furniture Medical Waste Wood Construction Debris Carpet Food Liquids Film Plastic and Plastic Bags Contaminated loads of recyclables actually cost the Village money, as they need to be disposed of in a landfill instead of being a marketable product. The flyer that was mailed to each house by Waste Management details more of what is acceptable for both trash and recycling. Waste Management’s Customer Service Number is 1-800-972-4545