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The Valley Breeze Cumberland Lincoln 07-11-2019

The Valley Breeze Newspapers serving the Northern Rhode Island towns of Cumberland, Lincoln, Woonsocket, Smithfield, North Smithfield, Pawtucket, North Providence, Scituate, Foster, and Glocester

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8 CUMBERLAND JULY 11-17, 2019 | VALLEY BREEZE | CUMBERLAND LINCOLN EDITION report filed legitimizing a theft, or a bin is lost or destroyed through the fault of waste service provider MTG Disposal or the town, the town will be charging residents for replacement bins, said Anderson. The town is accepting residents' old trash bins at the Tucker Field drop lot across from Cumberland High School through July 19. A large pile was already growing there Tuesday morning, a day after the town opened it to residents. The rollout of the new 95-gallon wheeled trash totes is improving since it began July 1, said the DPW director. The town is swapping out 95-gallon bins for a limited supply of 65-gallon bins requested by older residents, but workers are verify- ing to make sure those requests for smaller bins have legitimate reasons behind them. The first of MTG's new auto- mated trucks with the side arms is expected to arrive in town at the beginning of August, said Anderson. He told The Valley Breeze it would have been nice to hear from MTG earlier than a couple of days before the July 1 rollout that the manufacturer wouldn't have the trucks ready. In the meantime, workers have been using some loaned side loader trucks and other trucks with automated arms on the backs of the vehicle, which require the workers to wheel the totes to the back to be lifted. Anderson said the past few weeks have been quite something when it comes to fielding questions and complaints about the new trash pro- gram. He said the wildest complaint came from a woman who claimed she was seeing maggots in her trash for the first time and blamed it on the arrival of the new bins. He said he told her that maggots are caused through a specific scientific process, and hard plastic containers are not to blame in that process. BINS From Page 7 The pile of residents' old trash bins at the TUCKER FIELD DROP-OFF loca- tion was growing Tuesday morn- ing, a day after it was opened. Residents can drop off their bins through July 19. Below, the instructions for those dropping off their old bins at Tucker. BREEZE PHOTOS BY ETHAN SHOREY Summer Breeze 401-769-2575 fax 401-766-2956 375 Saint Paul Street, North Smithfield, RI RI Contractor's Reg. #6112 Fully Insured COMPLETE LINE OF RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL FENCING FENCING MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR THE DO-IT-YOURSELF INSTALL OPEN FOR OUR 35TH SEASON! Our 71st Year in Business 5 Colors Available In Stock Vinyl Railings & Aluminum Railings In-Stock Stop by Our 8 ft. & Shorter Shop FOR ALL YOUR PROJECTS WE'RE OPEN DURING STREET REPAVING 830 Cumberland Hill Road Woonsocket, RI 02895 OPEN: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. (401) 769-8128 Pea Poddery INTRODUCING . . . Make Your Own Mosaics and Coloring Book Pottery Paint Your Own Pottery & Glassware Studio 2364 Diamond Hill Rd, Cumberland, RI 401-642-2953 | No reservations needed (401) 76PAINT (401) 765-3128 900 Victory Highway, Slatersville Plaza, Slatersville, RI Monday thru Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call us for an In-home color and/or design consultation. Consultation Services Include • Color Selection • Organization & Space Planning • Home Fixtures & Furnishings • Building Products & Materials Call to schedule an appointment

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