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Curbside Trash and Recycling Collection

Wrentham is converting to automated curbside trash and recycling collection beginning July 1st. During the last several weeks of June, all households eligible (houses on town accepted roads) for service will be receiving a black 35 gallon wheeled cart for trash and a Blue 96 gallon wheeled cart for recycling. These carts will be provided at no additional cost to eligible households.

Due to expected efficiencies created utilizing automated collection, Town administrators hope it will will result in an increased level of service and a projected cost savings of over $700,000.

Beginning July first, all trash and recyclables intended for curbside collection must be properly placed in the provided wheeled carts. Trash will be collected weekly on your normally scheduled day. Trash intended for collection must be properly placed at the curb, placed in the official Town provided black 35 gallon wheeled cart or in the official Pay-As-You-Throw (PAYT) purple bags. Trash placed in any other manner will not be collected.

Commencing the first week of July, recycling collection will occur on a bi-weekly schedule on your currently scheduled collection day. All eligible households will be collected during the same week. Recycling intended for collection must be properly placed at the curb inside the Town provided blue 96 gallon wheeled cart. Additional wheeled recycling carts may be placed for collection. Additional carts must be the Town's official cart or properly labelled as recycling. If it is not an official Town cart, it must be compatible with the automated collection equipment to receive service. After the initial cart distribution, the Town may provide additional Recycling carts. Additional carts will be provided on a first come, first served basis while supplies are available.

Bulky and hard to manage wastes (TVs, mattresses, refrigerators, ACs, furniture, etc.) will be collected by appointment only. Eligible households may utilize this service up to once per month.

A mailing will be sent out to all eligible households explaining in greater detail the program specifics and calendar.

If you have not received your wheeled carts by June 30th, please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477.

Increased Coyote Activity

There has been increased coyote activity on the Dedham Street side of town and a few domestic animals have been seriously injured by a pack.  Residents are urged to be cautious and not to let your animals out unattended.  Click link: http://www.mass.gov/eea/docs/dfg/dfw/wildlife/wildlife-living/living-with-coyotes.pdf for further information from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Bottle Water Warning

BOIL YOUR WATER BEFORE USING

Niagara Bottling is issuing a voluntary recall due to concerns that one of its spring sources is contaminated with E. coli.

E. coli bacteria were found in the water supply on June 10, 2015. These bacteria can make you sick, and are a particular concern for people with weakened immune systems.

What should I do?

DO NOT DRINK THE AFFECTED WATER WITHOUT BOILING IT FIRST OR USE OTHER BOTTLED WATER. Bring all affected water to a boil, let it boil for one minute, and let it cool before using, or use bottled water. Boiling kills bacteria and other organisms in the water.

E. coli are bacteria whose presence indicates that the water may be contaminated with human or animal wastes. Microbes in these wastes can cause diarrhea, cramps, nausea, headaches, or other symptoms. They may pose a special health risk for infants, young children, some of the elderly and people with severely compromised immune systems.

The symptoms above are not caused only by organisms in drinking water. If you experience any of these symptoms and they persist, you may want to seek medical advice. People at increased risk should seek advice about drinking water from their health care providers.

What happened? What is being done?

One of Niagara's spring sources had a positive indication of E. coli. We have not received any complaints of injury or illness of any kind. As the spring source did not notify us in a timely manner, we have discontinued the use of this source.

Out of an abundance of caution and in the strict interest of public safety, Niagara Bottling, LLC is issuing a voluntary recall for all spring water products produced at both the Hamburg, PA and Allentown, PA facilities from the time frame of 3 am (EDT) June 10th to 8 pm (EDT) June 18, 2015. The products were sold under the following brand names:

Acadia, Acme, Big Y, Best Yet, 7-11, Niagara, Nature's Place, Pricerite, Superchill, Morning Fresh, Shaws, Shoprite, Western Beef Blue, Wegman's

To determine if your product is affected, please reference the following information on the code, which can be found on the bottle. The code will indicate the place, date and time that the product was produced.

The only affected products have codes that begin with the letter F (for Hamburg) or A (for Allentown). The first digit after the letter indicates the number of the production line. The next two numbers indicate the day, then the month in letters, the year, and then the time, based on a 24-hour clock.

Example: A610JUN15 2000
(Allentown line 6, manufactured on June 10, 2015 at 8pm)

Products made between June 10 at 3 am (EDT) and June 18 at 8 pm (EDT) should not be used.

For more information, please contact:
Niagara Bottling, LLC Consumer Service
(877) 487-7873

Please share this information with all the other people who drink this water, especially those who may not have received this notice directly (for example, people in apartments, nursing homes, schools, and businesses). You can do this by posting this notice in a public place or distributing copies by hand or mail.

This notice is being sent to you by Niagara Bottling, LLC.                          PWS ID#: 3066584 Date distributed: 6/19/15 

 

Updated 5/20/15

Notice of Aerial Larval Control Application

Click this link to view the Norfolk County Mosquito Control District annoucement regarding helicopter Aerial Larvae Control Applicationto control mosquito larvae.

Mosquitoes and Ticks

We would like to bring to your attention , an imporant summertime information campaign being undertaken by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health about the serious risks from mosquito and tick bites. The campaign is titled: Mosquitoes and Ticks: They're Out in Mass!

Click the link to find out valuable information to ensure you and your family have a healthy and happy summer.

In addition, the Town will allow people to put out an extra barrel of trash without the purchase of the purple bags next week for anyone who missed the regularly scheduled pickup due to the Hurricane.

 

For all question or inquiries related to this information, please contact the Department of Public Works at 508-384-5477