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West Wyoming will resume yard waste collection starting Thursday, April 5. The first yard waste pickup will be from the Atherton section of the borough up to, but not including, West Eighth Street. The following Thursday, April 12, pickup will be from West Eighth Street to the Exeter line. Yard waste collection will continue to alternate each week until Nov. 8.

Per County Waste, residents are requested to use their trash containers for yard waste.

West Wyoming will have bulk item collection Monday, April 9. Collection is limited to two items per household. The following will not be accepted: Freon containing items, tires, paint, lacquers and stains, pesticides, hazardous type waste, construction materials over 50 pounds, brick, block and concrete, car batteries and car parts, ammunition and electronics, including TVs, computers, laptops, keyboards, printers, fax machines, telephones, mouses and towers.

Residents may place small items in a box, as long as it does not exceed 5 cubic feet.

Church bingo

The Social Concerns Committee of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish will host its fourth annual prize bingo Sunday, April 15, in the school gymnasium, 116 Hughes St., Swoyersville. Doors open at noon with game play starts at 1 p.m. Admission is $10. Tickets will not be sold in advance. Entrance fee includes three cards for each of the 15 regular games and 10 specials. Additional cards will be available for purchase. 

Prizes include small appliances, an Amazon Dot, gift cards to local restaurants, salons and retailers.  Diamond and precious stone jewelry, designer bags and original art also will be featured, along with tickets to live theater events, Railriders tickets, an overnight stay at Mohegan Sun Pocono and a final $200 cash coverall. 

A variety of foods will be available to purchase for lunch, in addition to a bake sale, basket raffle and instant bingo.   

The Social Concerns Committee is a program that tends to the needs of the parish community as well as the community at large.  All proceeds will help those in the community during difficult times. 

Wyoming Free Library news

Wyoming Free Library is hosting Masterpiece Adult Coloring Get-Togethers. Downton Abbey adult coloring will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and Poldark will be from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 19. The cost is $10 per session, which will cover the adult coloring book and supplies. The money is due when registering. Light refreshments will be served. Please call the library to register.

The library is having a fill-a-bag book sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 27, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 28. The cost is $5 per bag. The library is accepting donations for the sale.

Wyoming/ West Wyoming parade news

Wyoming/West Wyoming Memorial Day Parade committee is looking for organizations interested in participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade. In addition to organizations, the committee also is looking for antique cars and unique cars for the parade.

The parade is a tradition on the west side and parade chairman Jerry Stofko would like to see the event grow even larger this year. If your organization would like to participate, call 570-507-4656 or email jerrykatie@comcast.net.

Wyoming sanitation fee

Wyoming Borough Sanitation Department has mailed the 2018 annual trash fees.

The discount period ended Feb. 15. The fee is now $200 through May 15. Late payments made after May 15 will be $250, no exceptions.

Vacant properties are not exempt from the garbage fee. Rental property owners are reminded the property owner, not the tenant, is responsible for payment of trash fees.

Please mail checks or money orders to: Wyoming  Borough Sanitation, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644. No cash payments will be accepted. A payment box is by the entrance of the building.

Exeter collection reminders

Exeter Borough is now offering single stream recycling. All recyclable items can now be placed in the same container and can be placed out weekly. Pick up will still be on Mondays.

A flyer is in the white rural mailbox in front of the borough building with a list of what can and cannot be put out. Everything on the calendar is still recyclable with the exception of shredded paper, which will now go out with your regular garbage. Also, items are on the new list that were not picked up before.

Yard waste will still be collected Thursdays. Regular garbage is still collected Wednesdays.

Please do not use the yellow recycling bins for garbage. Place your bags in regular garbage cans. There is a three-bag limit no matter what size the bag is, as long as it is under 30 pounds. Don’t place several small bags in your can. Condense them into a larger bag.

Placing the garbage in a refuse can reduces the likelihood of an animal opening it. If animals do open your garbage, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clean it up.

Refuse, recyclables and yard waste are to be placed curbside the night before pickup or by 6 a.m. the morning of collection.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001 Ext. 2 or Karen at 570-654-0933.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming. To include an item in her column, contact her at ecipriani@pittstonprogress.com or 570-301-2185.