Randall schedules another clean-up day

Photo via Wikimedia Commons. In public domain.

Photo via Wikimedia Commons. In public domain.

Randall’s recent clean-up day was such a success that the town will host another this Saturday.

The town had its regular clean-up day, when residents may bring larger items that they can’t dispose of in their regular household trash collection, on June 6.

Response was much greater than expected. Residents filled two dumpsters in one hour, Supervisor Rose Nolan said. A snafu with reaching trash contractor  Veolia meant the town was unable to get the filled dumpsters exchanged for empty ones on that day, creating the need for the new date.

“We turned so many people away …” Nolan said.

Last time, the dumpsters were delivered a day early, and some people started dumping into them ahead of time, said Supervisor Robert Gehring.

The Town Board made a couple of changes to this next clean-up day to try to make sure everything was able to be collected.

This time around, the town wants to have a compacting truck available, which alone has the capacity of multiple normal dumpsters. The compactor also has the advantage of arriving on clean-up day, eliminating any early dumping, said town Chairman Robert Stoll.

The town also has made contact with Veolia to ensure that if more dumpsters are needed they will be able to be brought in that day.

The clean-up day events do not cost the town extra. They are part of the town’s contract with its waste hauler.

Residents can bring items to the Town Hall parking lot, 34530 Bassett Road from 1o a.m. to 2 p.m., June 20.

The following items will not be taken:

  • Appliances – stoves, refrigerators, washers, microwaves, etc.
  • Liquid paints – cans in solid form with lids removed accepted.
  • Chemicals – solvents and solutions.
  • Tires.
  • 55-gallon drums – cardboard drums accepted.
  • Oil.
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Car batteries.
  • Yard waste.

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