Bulk item pickup in Glenville is taking longer than usual.
Residents have been calling town officials to learn why appliances and other large items they set out for disposal are still at the curb. The collection was supposed to end Friday.
Supervisor Chris Koetzle said it is taking County Waste & Recycling Service a little longer than they anticipated to make a complete pass through the town. “They’re about two or three days behind,” he said.
The company did not give a reason for the delay in picking up the discarded items, according to Koetzle. “There might have been more out there this year than usual,” he said.
The delay will not affect the price charged to the town, Koetzle said, which was set by contract not to exceed $16,950.
Among the areas that have been hit are the north end of town and East Glenville, including some of the neighborhoods off Route 50, Indian Meadows and Pashley Road, according to Koetzle. Still to be done are the areas around Horstman Drive, parts of West Glenville, and the area below Mohawk Avenue.
Koetzle said residents should not put more items out at the curb if the truck has already come to their neighborhood. “They’ll only make one pass,” he said.
Also, no electronics such as televisions, computers, monitors and keyboards are permitted. Chemicals such as paints and solvents are also not allowed.
Examples of items that residents can leave at the curb to be collected are furniture, rugs, mattresses, box springs, wood no longer than 4 feet and no thicker than 3 inches, grills without propane tanks, fixtures such as sinks, toilets and tubs, and metal items not longer than 6 feet. Large appliances also will be picked up but must be placed in a separate pile.