BPU Yard Waste Site To Open For Season Saturday

The newly relocated BPU Yard Waste Site opens for the season Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Wednesday hours are not yet available at the site but may be expected to occur in mid-to-late May.

The BPU Yard Waste Site has been relocated to 1001 Monroe St., at the dead end of Monroe Street off Eighth Street. All yard waste users will be encouraged to turn down Clinton Street, off Eighth Street, to access the site. Directional signs are posted.

The site is restricted to use by BPU Solid Waste customers only, as it is their solid waste rates that pay for operation of the site.

BPU residential solid waste customers who want to use the site must display a BPU Yard Waste Site sticker on the rear driver side window of their vehicle. The window stickers are free-of-charge to BPU Solid Waste residential customers; however, only one sticker will be provided for each customer account. Residents will not be provided access to the site without an approved sticker.

The window stickers will be available at BPU Customer Service or by calling the BPU Garbage Hotline at 661-1651. Once again, only one window sticker will be available per solid waste residential account. Contractors will not be permitted to use the site.

Use of the window stickers will allow BPU employees who staff the site to identify BPU Solid Waste residential customers and assure that non-BPU Solid Waste customers do not use the site, making the service more expensive for customers.

The site again will accept leaves, grass clippings and brush. Metal, lumber, wood, tires, drywall and other construction materials will not be accepted. Large items such as couches, livingroom chairs and mattresses will not be accepted, but pick-up with a fee may be arranged by contacting the Garbage Hotline at 661-1651.

A list of acceptable yard waste will be included with the sticker. For more information, BPU customers may want to call the Garbage Hotline at 661-1651.