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Recycling bins available for Hughestown residents

July 15. 2014 11:47PM
By B. Garret Rogan The Times Leader

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HUGHESTOWN — Borough officials provided recycling updates and discussed the recent Picnic in the Park during Monday night’s regular meeting.

The borough will be providing 200 new recycling bins this week.

Residents in need of new bins will have to go to the Hughestown Municipal Building, 40 Center Street, to obtain a new bin. Bins will be available from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. on Thursday and from 5 p.m. through 8 p.m. on Friday.

Proof of residency will be required, and there is a limit of one bin per household. There is no charge for the bins, which will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Municipal officials request that the bins only be sought by those whose current bins are in an unusable condition.

Borough officials also announced that Hughestown will not likely have to contribute to any potential incidental costs for the compost recycling center in Dupont. Each of the six communities involved pay an annual fee for the operation of the facility and at times are required to contribute additional funds for upkeep and maintenance.

Hughestown pays $2,500 each month, but officials have complained of having to pay additional costs at times because Hughestown uses the facility less than neighboring towns. This was recently acknowledged by the other towns, who informally agreed to refrain from seeking contributions from Hughestown for the rest of the year.

In other matters, Mayor Wayne Quick Jr. commended the Hughestown Volunteer Fire Department for an educational demonstration during Saturday’s annual Picnic in the Park. He also thanked the Pittston Fire Department for the lending of a fire trailer for a smoke-effect demonstration.

The next borough council meeting will be at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 11.

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