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West Wyoming Borough residents are reminded County Waste will be the municipal contractor for trash, curbside recycling, yard waste and bulk pickup starting February 2018. The borough also will be starting curbside recycling.

Each household will receive two containers: one container for trash and one for curbside recycling. Collection will remain Mondays for trash and curbside recycling. The borough encourages residents to recycle. This will not only help the environment, but also lower the borough’s refuse tonnage, thereby controlling costs. Plastic, aluminum, tin, glass, paper and cardboard can be placed in the recycling container. Ash also can be placed in the recycling container, as long as it is not hot.

The recycling area next to the borough DPW building will be closing.

Residents may call County Waste at 1-800-832-1332 about any issues with the containers or collection.

Wyoming Hose Company No. 1 fund drive

Wyoming Hose Company No. 1 recently ended the second month of its 2018 community fund drive. They would like to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all who made donations.

Anyone who has not donated will receive a reminder within the next few weeks.

Without your donation, the hose company cannot continue to fund their volunteers who respond in your time of need.

The drive will conclude April 1. In addition to the drive, Wyoming Hose Company No. 1 is always accepting new member applications.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Wyoming/West Wyoming Memorial Day Parade

The Wyoming/West Wyoming Parade Committee is looking for organizations interested in participating in the annual Memorial Day 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 570-860-8765.

Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League registration

Wyoming/West Wyoming Little League’s online registration is now open for all divisions. Interested players can register online at www.wyomingwestwyomingll.com. This includes all participants in GWA softball and junior/senior baseball divisions. 

In-person registration also will take place at MVP Sports Academy from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 10, and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, and Wednesday, Feb. 21. 

Registrants are encouraged to visit the league’s website for all information and documentation required for registration. 

The league will once again provide free baseball mitts for all first-year registrants from Wyoming and West Wyoming only, in T-ball through majors divisions.

Wyoming Free Library

 LEGO Club will meet from 11 a.m. to noon on the following Saturdays: Feb. 24, March 31 and April 28. This program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required. Please call the library to reserve a spot.

Preschool story time for children ages 3-5 will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Mondays, Feb. 19 through April 2.

The library will host a series of hands-on Nintendo Switch sessions. Participants will have the chance to play the following games: Mario Kart Deluxe 8 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3; Just Dance 2018 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 10, and ARMS from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Registration is required and space is limited.

Wyoming Area Catholic

fundraisers

Wyoming Area Catholic School will host a Night at the Races from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the school, Wyoming Avenue, Exeter.

WAC-Feb-Fest, a friend-raiser for Wyoming Area Catholic School, will be held at the Woodlands Executive Lounge, 1073 Highway 315, Plains Twp., from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 18. Admission cost is $10 prior to event, $20 at the door. Burgers and hot dogs will be included with admission. There also will be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle. There are 10 reserved seats at the bar. The cost is $50 per seat in addition to the admission cost.The event is for adults 21 and over only. For information and ticket reservation forms, please call the school at 570-654-7982 between 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

West Wyoming Morning

Star Legion Post meeting

West Wyoming American Legion Morning Star Post 904 will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, at Angelo’s in the Midway Shopping Center. All members are invited to attended for dinner and the meeting.

Wyoming sanitation fee

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

Payment plan for 2018 includes a discount period through Feb. 15, when the fee will be  $190. After the discount period, the fee will be $200 from Feb. 16 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 is responsible for payment of trash fees, not the tenant.

Please mail checks or money orders to: Wyoming  Borough Sanitation, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644. No cash payments will be accepted. For your convenience, Wyoming Borough now has a payment box located by the entrance of the building.

West Wyoming sanitation fee

West Wyoming has mailed invoices for the 2018 sanitation fee. All residences in West Wyoming must purchase a sticker.

The cost remains the same as last year, $200. Rebate period has ended. Stickers purchased through Feb. 28, will be charged $200. After Feb. 28, the cost will be $300 for the year and citations will be filed with the district magistrate for noncompliance with the ordinance.

Payment for the sanitation bill can be sent to West Wyoming Borough Building, 464 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming, PA 18644. For the added convenience of residents, credit cards are accepted.

Exeter sanitation fee

Exeter Borough announced refuse stickers went on sale in December at the borough building.

Price of the sticker is $180. Senior citizens 65 and older will pay $130. There is a rebate price of $150 for regular and $110 for seniors for those purchasing stickers by Feb. 28. Stickers must be purchased by March 31 to avoid a penalty.

Stickers can be purchased at the Exeter Borough Town Hall, 1101 Wyoming Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There also will be evening hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in February. You also can send for a sticker by mail by sending a check or money order to Exeter Borough Refuse, 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA 18643.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001, ext. 2.

Exeter recycling

Exeter now has single stream recycling. Recycling will still be collected Mondays. All recyclables can now be placed in the same container and placed out weekly.

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. Also, items are on the new list that weren’t 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 bags in regular garbage cans. There is a three-bag limit no matter what size the bag is, as long as it is less than 30 pounds. Do not place several small bags in your garbage 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 pick up 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.