Kingston Twp. plans spring clean up

First Posted: 4/1/2012

The Kingston Township Board of Supervisors announced Spring Cleanup 2012 will be held at the Kingston Township Public Works Facility, 225 E. Center Street, Shavertown, starting Monday, May 7 and continuing through Saturday, May 12.

The new hours for Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, May 7, 9 and 11 are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The new hours for Tuesday and Thursday, May 8 are 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Hours on Saturday, May 12 will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The cleanup is open to Kingston Township residents only.

The following items will not be accepted: household trash or garbage; recyclable items such as newspapers, plastics, bi-metallic cans, clear and colored glass, tree stumps, rocks; construction debris; toxic substances but not limited to paints, solvents, automotive fluids, fertilizers, medical waste or any chemicals.

Other items not accepted include all electronics such as TVs, computers etc; tires, washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, furnaces, stoves, microwaves, water heaters, or other large appliances. Air conditioners or dehumidifiers that are not tagged with a certified sticker from a professional stating that the Freon has been removed will not be accepted.

American flags should be presented to the staff for proper disposal.

Proof of township residency is required to obtain a permit. All residents are required to obtain a permit prior to dropping off any materials in accordance with the following fee schedule:

Cars/small SUVs – $5/permit (limit 3 trips) $10 (unlimited)

Vans/mid-size SUVs/small trucks – $10/permit (limit 2 trips) $25 (unlimited)

Large trucks/trailers/cargo vans/large SUVs (< 1 ton) – $35 / permit (1 trip limit)

Vehicles (> 1 ton) – $90 / permit (1 trip limit)

Residents are encouraged to purchase their permits between the hours of 8:30 a.m .and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday beginning Monday, April 2.

Permits required during Clean-Up Week will only be available to purchase at the drop-off site. There will be no refunds.

Permits are issued to the occupants of rental units, not to the owners. All residents must present permit and proper ID to the police officer on duty for admission to the drop-off site.

Police officers will collect the three-trip limit permits, two-trip limit permits and one-trip limit permits.

Questions may be directed to the Kingston Township Administrative Office at 696-3809 during normal business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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