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Glenville slates bulk trash pickup

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— Glenville residents will be able to dispose of the junk that is too large to fit in their garbage from June 9 through June 20 this year.

The town's annual Bulk Item Program is free. As in previous years, only one pass will be made through the town, so residents should be sure to place eligible items at the edge of their lawns no later than June 8 but no earlier than June 7. County Waste & Recycling Service Inc. will conduct the pickup.

This is the second year that the pickup will occur under the town's new anti-scavenging law, which was passed just before last year's pickup in an effort to discourage people from scavenging through people's trash, usually to pilfer metals for cash. The law is in effect year round and will impose a $500 fine or up to six months in jail on anyone caught trespassing on private property to scavenge. Town Supervisor Chris Koetzle said the town received "far fewer calls" about scavenging last year after the law passed.

Eligible items for the bulk item pickup include furniture, rugs and carpets (four-feet long or less, rolled and tied, under 100 pounds), mattresses and box springs, grills, bicycles, lawn mowers and trimmers (no gas or oil), lumber, shingles, sheds, fixtures (sinks, toilets, cabinets, doors, windows and screens), and appliances like washer, dryer, hot water tank, stove, dishwasher and microwaves, which must be placed in a separate pile.

Ineligible items include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, tubs, riding lawn mowers, recyclables, loose trash, tree stumps, limbs, branches, lawn clippings, leaves, tires, paints, stains, sealers, solvents, chemicals, aerosol cans, propane tanks, motor oils or fuels and fluorescent bulbs.

Electronics including computers, monitors, keyboards and televisions can be recycled at the Schenectady County Resident Recycling Center at 24 Hetcheltown Rd. in Glenville through the county's ongoing Electronic Equipment Recycling Program. A permit card is required. For more information, contact the center at 399-6980.

Anyone with questions about the town's bulk item pickup program should contact the Glenville Highway Department at 382-1406.

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