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AVOCA — The Borough Council will meet in public session Oct. 10 in the Municipal Building immediately after the 6:30 p.m. work session.


Residents are also reminded Yard waste is collected the first and third Tuesday each month. Rocks, stones, dirt and animal waste are not accepted. Clippings cannot be more than 3 feet in length and 1/2 inch in diameter. A maximum of three open containers not exceeding 30 pounds must be placed curbside by 8 a.m. Plastic bags are not allowed.


The Moosic recycling truck will be at the Municipal Garage, Plane Street, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursdays. Residents are urged to read and follow the signs on the recycling truck.


Ashes are collected each Wednesday. Place curbside by 8 a.m.


FORTY FORT — The rebate period for school taxes ends Sept. 26. The office in the borough building will be open 2 to 4 p.m. that day.


If mailing payment, postmark must be no later than Sept. 26, and a self-addressed, stamped envelope included for receipt. Face value is Sept. 27 to Nov. 25. The second installment for those on the payment plan is due Oct. 11. A 10 percent penalty is added to late payments.


Final notice has been sent to those delinquent in their 2011/2012 recycling fees. Full payment must be made by Oct. 30. Those who do not will be taken to the magistrate for collection. Call 570-287-6337 with questions.


LUZERNE — Borough meetings for October 2013 will be as follows: Sewer Authority monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 1; Borough Council work session, 7 p.m. Oct. 2; Borough Council monthly meeting, 7 p.m. Oct. 9. All meetings are at 144 Academy St. and are open to the public.


LUZERNE — The Street Department will collect used automobile, motorcycle, pickup truck and SUV tires on Oct. 10.


Tires cannot be cut and must be removed from rims and free of liquids. Address registration is required and can be done by calling 570-287-7633, ext. 4.


NEWPORT TWP. — Property owners are reminded the discount period on Greater Nanticoke Area 2013 school taxes ends Oct. 3. Those on the installment plan must pay the second payment by Oct. 31.


Supplemental bills for county, municipal and/or school taxes issued May 1 are now in penalty; for those issued Sept. 1, discount ends Oct. 31.


County/municipal taxes are in the penalty period. All delinquent taxes will be turned over to the Luzerne County Tax Claim office for collection at the end of the year, with penalties added.


WEST WYOMING — Two bulk items per household will be collected Sept. 30.


Unacceptable items include Freon-containing items, paint, lacquers, stains, pesticides, hazardous waste, construction materials over 50 pounds; brick, block, concrete, car parts, any electronics and ammunition. Residents may place smaller items not exceeding five cubic feet.


WEST WYOMING — The rebate period for school taxes ends Oct. 2.


When paying by mail, return the entire bill. If requesting a receipt, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope. If paying county/municipal and school taxes together, separate checks are required. Taxes are collected 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For an appointment or questions, call 570-693-0130.


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