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New Organics Containers to be Delivered This Week

The new 13-gallon organics collection bins will be delivered to every household in Hamilton and Wenham this week.

The first of two new containers will be delivered to each home this week, three weeks before the start of the new trash and recycling program.

Officials in Hamilton and Wenham both distributed notices last week, announcing the delivery of new 13 gallon organics collection bins and countertop bins. Wenham Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren made a Connect-CTY call to residents on Friday.

“Within the kitchen collection container there will be flyers with additional information on the new organic waste program,” Chelgren said in his message.

The information in the flyers can also be found online.

Already, and had purchased one of the green containers. Those homes will not receive a new container, according to town officials.

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The new trash collection plan is scheduled to kick off during the first week of April. In Wenham, trash, recyclables and organics will be collected every week, while in Hamilton organics and recyclables will be collected weekly but trash will be collected every other week at no additional charge, and only paid blue bags can be placed curbside on the “off” week. A complete schedule has been posted to the town of Hamilton website and will be distributed with the new bins.

Wenham residents will also be allowed to drop off “old and unwanted trash barrels” at the town garage at the Iron Rail property on Grapevine Road. The barrels can be dropped off at any time in front of the garage, according to an announcement from Debi Morong, administrative assistant to the and Water departments.

Allison Jenkins March 19, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Mr. Preston, The company that delivered the organic waste containers gave me a delivery report for all of the delivered bins. Street address, time of delivery, refused delivery, etc. Unfortunately, the report states no containers were delivered to your address. If you or any resident received a container in error, you make bring it to Town Hall or contact the Department of Public Works and request for it to be picked up. Please let me know if you have additional questions or concerns.
Allison Jenkins March 19, 2012 at 08:59 PM
The organic waste program was started as a volunteer only program to see if the program would work. Thankfully, the program was successful and the Town has found a way to save tax dollars and help preserve the environment. Participants who voluntarily signed up for the program were not issued a 2nd identical bin with the roll out of this next phase. Through the pilot program it was determined that the majority of a households organic waste could be contained within the 13 gallon cart. If a current participant has a non working container, please bring that to Town Hall. We will replace the container and return the non functioning container to the manufacturer. The manufacturer will refund the Town the cost of the container if the problem is with a manufacturer defect.
Allison Jenkins March 19, 2012 at 09:00 PM
Saturday, June 16th ONLY the Department of Public Work Yard will be open to Hamilton residents to drop off your old trash barrel for FREE. This is a one time event. Details are below: Date: June 16, 2012 Time: 8:00 a.m. till Noon Location: DPW Yard – Behind Hamilton Town Hall 577 Bay Road What: FREE: Disposal of all regular trash barrels FREE: Disposal of Cardboard FREE: Disposal of paper Additional items (TV’s, stoves, printers, etc.) can be disposed of for a fee.
Allison Jenkins March 19, 2012 at 09:05 PM
Michelle, Please note the majority of the particpants in the organic waste pilot program did not pay for the bin. The majority paid $75 or less which covered the cost of having the organic waste picked up, not the cost of the bin.
Robert G Preston March 19, 2012 at 09:16 PM
Ms Jenkins Thank you so much for your response. The delivery company left three bins at the bottom of the hill which is our shared driveway, these were not delivered to the addresses, as two of the three houses on the street have home office workers in them, myself among them, and I would have refused delivery. We may be unique in this respect, however I would like to get them back to the town for new folks coming into town to have. Can I bring them to the Hamilton DPW yard? Thank you so much for your help. - Robert Preston

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