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Wyoming Hose Company No. 1 recently ended the third month of its 2018 community fund drive. If you wish to donate, please use the donation request form that was mailed to you.

Hose company members express their sincere thanks and gratitude to all who made donations. Without your donations, the hose company cannot continue to fund the volunteers who respond in your time of need. The drive will conclude March 31.

Wyoming Hose Company No. 1 is always accepting new member applications.

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.

Please contact the library for information about the sale or to donate books for the sale.

The library is hosting a Krispy Kreme doughnut fundraiser. The cost is $8 per dozen of glazed doughnuts and $7 per half dozen of flavored doughnuts (chocolate iced, lemon filled, raspberry filled or cream filled). Money is due when the order is placed. The sale ends Monday, March 26. Pickup is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Place orders at the circulation desk.

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.

West Wyoming sanitation fee

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

Since the deadline has passed, the cost is now $300 for the year. Citations will be filed with the district magistrate for noncompliance with the ordinance.

Payment of 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. Seniors 65 and older will pay $130. 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. 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 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.

West Wyoming yard waste and bulk item collections

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.

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.