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Guidelines on regular waste collection from Norpen

Message from Norpen on regular waste collection.

• Curbside waste is collected year-round, once per week. For storm days and holidays the next possible collection day will be used. Changes to regular schedule will be announced @ and Norpen Facebook page (Norpen Waste) for all residents, and @ 709-454-3336 for residents of Subregions 1, 2, and 3.
• Waste must be in standard size garbage bags – ‘grocery bags’, ‘kitchen catchers’ and ‘large yard’ waste bags are not acceptable.
• Waste is to be at the curb (within 10 feet of the edge of pavement) by 8:00 a.m. on collection day.
• If waste bins are used for collection at the curb, they must be kept clean and tidy.
• Waste must be covered.
• Each bag must not exceed 35 pounds.
• Garbage bags must be tied before placing them at the curb.
• Broken glass, sharps, knives, and syringes must be clearly marked and packaged in a puncture-proof container. The marked container is to be placed at the curb separate from garbage bags.
• Containers of liquid, including paint will not be collected. Empty or dried out paint cans can be placed in a regular garbage bag with other household waste.
• Hazardous waste will not be collected; items, liquids or materials can be taken to the landfill site for disposal.
• Electronic waste such as televisions, computers, computer accessories, stereos, stereo components, etc. will not be taken during regular waste collection; these items will be collected during spring clean-up or can be taken to the landfill site for recycling.
• Ashes will not be collected.
• Cardboard must be put in tied up bags (standard garbage bags) or broken down and bundled, to measure no more than 2 feet by 2 feet by 1 foot.
• If residents are not in compliance with waste collection regulations, waste can be refused. For the first infraction, waste will be taken and a tag will be left noting the infraction. If the problem is not rectified on the following collection day, then waste will be refused.


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