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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.

Exeter Proud

Exeter Proud holds monthly meetings for all Exeter Borough residents and business owners on the third Monday of each month. Meetings are held on the second floor of the borough building beginning at 7 p.m.

Many projects related to revitalization of the community are discussed, such as health issues, updating building facades, educational seminars, generating new business and enhancing existing businesses and sustainability, to name a few.

All are encouraged to attend. Everyone is welcome.

West Wyoming yard waste collections

West Wyoming has resumed yard waste collection.

Thursday, May 17, yard waste pickup will be from the Atherton section of the borough up to, but not including, West Eighth Street. The following Thursday, May 24, pickup will be from West Eighth Street to the Exeter line.

Yard waste collection will continue to alternate each week until Nov. 8.

Wyoming sanitation fee

The Wyoming Borough sanitation fee as of May 15 is  $250. There are no exceptions.

Vacant properties are not exempt from the garbage fee. Property owners are reminded the owner, not the tenant, is responsible for the sanitation fee.

Please mail checks/money orders to: Wyoming  Borough Sanitation, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644.

No cash payments will be accepted. For the convenience or residents, the borough has a payment box located 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 every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, contact her at ecipriani@pittstonprogress.com or 570-301-2185.