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The Valley Breeze Pawtucket 07-08-2020

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10 PAWTUCKET JULY 8-14, 2020 | VALLEY BREEZE | PAWTUCKET EDITION PAWTUCKET – The city is now distributing new trash bins to residents in advance of the start of automated trash collection, set to begin Aug. 11. Carts are being distributed based on residents' day of collection. There are five routes, and the esti- mated completion of the distribu- tion is six weeks from the start of July. All carts will be delivered with an informational hanger to pro- vide residents with details of the program and contact information if they have any questions, accord- ing to Public Works Director Eric Earls. The new black trash bins through waste service provider MTG Disposal, one per household, will have a 65-gallon capacity, sig- nificantly smaller than the 95-gal- lon capacity of the blue recycling bins already in use. In nearby Cumberland, which has the same color scheme, the trash barrel has a 95-gallon capac- ity and the recycling tote has a 65-gallon capacity. Pawtucket is one of the last com- munities in Rhode Island to be going to an automated trash collec- tion program. There will be one cart per unit up to six units in a building. Those with more than six units will not be eligible for the program. Smaller carts (35-gallon) or larger ones (95-gallon) will also be avail- able on request and approval by the DPW. A resident may also pur- chase an extra 65-gallon tote for $60 from the DPW. The city is doing away with its current program allowing them to put multiple store-bought barrels curbside. A typical hardware store barrel is about 32 gallons. According to city officials, the new program will not allow use of other barrels besides the official city ones. The program will reduce costs on disposal and on the home- owner to supply their own trash bins. The heavy-duty covered carts will also decrease the amount of loose trash flying around local neighborhoods and help reduce access to rodents and other ani- mals. Also, having clearly desig- nated trash and recycling carts will reduce contamination in recycling, which leads to regular discarded recycling loads and higher costs. Also among the benefits of this new automated program, where a truck arm will be used to lift bins automatically, is that the wheeled carts tend to be easier for residents to pull to the curb and back. Under the new program, exist- ing barrels can be used for yard waste. MTG will also be offering residents the chance to dispose of current barrels at recycling events across the city. Bulky waste will be collected every Thursday by appointment. The new barrels are included in a new five-year contract with an additional five-year term if agreed upon, in writing, by the parties. The cost for the bins will be par- tially offset through the negoti- ated contract provisions including interest-free acquisition. New trash bins now being distributed By ETHAN SHOREY Valley Breeze Editor ethan@valleybreeze.com Pawtucket Library offers access by appointment PAWTUCKET – The Pawtucket Public Library is now offering access to the building by appointment for some library services. Appointments may be made for browsing sections of the collection, using a computer, copy machine, fax machine, scanner and microfilm machine. To make an appointment for in- building access, call the library at 401-725-3714, ext. 200, between 9 a.m. and 4:45 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Curbside pickup is also available. Call the library to request materi- als and schedule a pickup time. For more information, visit the Library's website at www.pawtucketlibrary.org. Library users who make appoint- ments to come into the library must come alone, bring identifica- tion or their library card and they should wear face coverings, practice social distancing and self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms on arrival. 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