Friday, November 9, 2012
Large amount of yard waste due to Hurricane Sandy forced collectors to fall behind schedule, but they will be making up for it this week.
The following was provided by the Westwood Department of Public Works: Due to Hurricane Sandy and the abundance of yard waste and debris from the storm, yard waste collection is running behind schedule. Waste Management will have an additional crew in Westwood Monday, November 12th and Tuesday, November 13th. The additional crew will collect all yard waste that was not collected the week of November 5th-9th. Waste Management will be in town collecting yard waste for the entire month of November.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Residents can win the money through the town's partnership with Recyclebank and Waste Management.
Come the fall, Westwood will begin rolling out its new automated trash and recycling collection program. Part of a five-year contract with Waste Management, the program is designed to help boost Westwood's recycling. But there's an extra bonus. Westwood is also taking part in a program organized through SC Johnson known as the SC Johnson Green Choices Recycling Challenge that could win the town $100,000. The initiative is part of a nationwide contest that aims to increase recycling by 50 communities throughout the country. The town or city with the highest reported recycling participation will receive a $100,000 grant from SC Johnson to put toward a local sustainability project. "I think it's a great thing for the town itself, and the …
Friday, June 8, 2012
The town's new automated collection program is set to begin this fall.
Come this fall, residents in Westwood will be engaged in a new trash collection program. A handful of residents got a first-hand look at how the automated program will work at an informational meeting Thursday night at Westwood High School. Under the new system, each household will receive a 64 gallon trash bin that will be emptied weekly and a 96-gallon recycling bin that will be emptied every other week. The bins come at no cost to residents; for those who have more items than will fit into the barrels, residents can obtain an additional trash bin for $150 per year or an additional recycling bin at no additional cost. The fully-atumoated collection program will begin in the fall, marking the start of the town's five-year contract …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
The five-year contract will run through June 30, 2017.
Less than two weeks after officials reviewed a new contract between Westwood and Waste Management, the Westwood Board of Selectmen on Monday signed the new contract to begin automated trash collection this fall. The five-year contract will begin July 1 and run through June 30, 2017, and the costs of the contract are based on 4,607 households in Westwood. Waste Management will provide each household with one 64-gallon wheeled bin for trash and one 96-gallon cart for single-stream recycling under the new contract. The trash bins are all green and will be emptied weekly, while the recycling bins include a yellow top and will be emptied on a bi-weekly basis. Residents who feel they will have more trash than can fit in the 64-gallon barrells …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Officials are ready to move forward with a contract with Waste Management.
As officials look to upgrade Westwood's trash-collection contract with Waste Management, they expect the new automated program to begin by the fall, the Westwood Department of Public Works said this week. The Westwood Board of Selectmen spoke in favor of the new contract at its meeting Monday night, but held off on a formal approval as members wished to review it more before the next meeting on April 23. The five-year contract will begin July 1 and run through June 30, 2017, with a 3.5 percent escalation rate provision. Costs of the contract are based on 4,607 households in Westwood. "The whole purpose of us changing the way we do trash is to make it neater, cleaner, it's economical for the town," Westwood DPW Director Vicki Quiram said…