NEWBURYPORT – Effective October 17, the Colby Farm Lane yard waste treatment facility will begin on Sunday and run until the last day of operation on December 12. Hours on Sunday will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. am at 2:30 p.m.
Composting food waste and pumpkins versus garbage benefits the city and the environment. Pumpkins can be placed in bags of leaves or compost at the curb or garden or you can drop them off at the garden dump (no stickers are needed); food waste barrels (locations are the Cushing Park parking lot on the corner of Kent Street and Washington, the 115 Water St. sewage treatment plant, and near the garden waste facility gate on Colby Farm Lane.
Anyone who subscribes to a compost pick-up service can include pumpkins in their green curbside bucket.
Bagged leaf collections will take place on the following Saturdays: November 6 and 20 and December 4.
Residents must follow these guidelines or time off may not be picked up: have time off by 6:00 a.m. on the day of pickup; place leaves only in bags of brown leaves or loose in a marked barrel; if in a bag, fold the bags up; no wood, brush, stones or plastic bags will be accepted.
Anyone wishing to recycle books should know that the Cushing Park Book Bin has been moved to
Bresnahan School at the entrance to North Atkinson Street. Books other than encyclopedias can be deposited there.
Cub Pack 21 and Troop 251 will be holding an Electronics Fundraiser on October 30 from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Nock Molin School at 70 St. Low fees apply.
Send an email to [email protected] for more information.
Note that Veterans Day is a public holiday that does not affect garbage or recycling collection schedules.