A contract has been signed with CWPM Waste Removal and Recycling Services to provide collection services for trash and recycling beginning July 1, 2019.
Special thanks to Selectman Chris Kerr, Board of Finance member David Kelsey and our current provider, Gary Yuknat (Old Lyme Sanitation) for their hard work in developing an RFP, reviewing the bids received and their input on the contract that was signed.
The big news is that ALL RESIDENTS will now have weekly pickup of both trash AND recycling, beginning July 1, 2019.
It is important to note that in the past, beach areas had trash pickup twice weekly from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but that will no longer be the case.
Trash pickup for the entire town will be once weekly throughout the year.
Residents should also be aware that the State of CT is pushing hard for compliance on recycling, and we have gotten several notices from our recycling vendor, Willimantic Waste, pointing out that there are contaminants in the recycling waste they receive from our town. This translates into increased cost to the town, resulting in increased taxes.
You may have seen our efforts in the Events magazine, News and Announcements, and even in the most recent Annual report to remind our residents on “What’s In, What’s Out”. (see document below)
This is the official list from the State of CT, and their graphic provides an easy reference for everyone about recycling and WHAT to recycle. Please post this handout for all in your family to see, and remind everyone that recycling materials must be clean. We appreciate your efforts on this behalf, and are sure that you will appreciate the savings in cost!
Happy Spring —
Bonnie A. Reemsnyder