Saturday, January 5, 2013
PAYT customers can leave Christmas trees out for disposal next week and later in January.
The Tiverton Public Works Department will collect Christmas trees curbside during the weeks of Jan. 7 - 11 and Jan. 14 - 19. Tiverton residents are asked to place their discarded Christmas trees curbside, adjacent to their trash, on the same day as the normal trash collection. The trees must not be in any form of plastic bag, and should be reasonably free of tinsel and decorations. The Christmas trees will be mulched by a chipper as collected. The resultant mulch will be made available free to Tiverton residents at the entrance to the landfill, during normal operating hours. Christmas trees not collected during these special collection periods may be dropped off at the Tiverton landfill on Main Road during normal Landfill operating hours…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Tiverton residents can use any color trash bags for the week of Dec. 31 through Jan. 4.
The Town of Tiverton extended the time the residents will not be required to use pay-as-you-throw-bags by one day. Pay As You Throw (PAYT) trash bags will not be required for Tiverton residents during the week of Dec. 31 through Jan. 5. In accordance with past years, the Town Council voted at its Dec. 10 meeting to suspend PAYT trash bags for one week, allowing residents to use any color trash bags during the week that transitions into the new year. All trash must still be in bags and all regular trash and recycling rules still apply.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Tiverton's landfill is close to reaching capacity and its Landfill and Recycling Committee is exploring its options on where the trash will go next.
The Tiverton Land Fill and Recycling Committee will hear a breakdown demonstration on how Tiverton could become a zero-waste community. Phil Hadley of Hadley Anaerobic Digestive Solutions and a cost analysis showing how Tiverton could become the first zero-waste community in Rhode Island. Hadley will describe the process used to turn trash in to dollars, bringing down the cost of trash disposal for our community. "I have been looking for solutions to our long-term trash problem," said Joe Sousa, a member of the Budget Committee and candidate for Town Council in the November election. "This could be an answer to our problem." According to Stephen Berlucci, town Department of Public Works director, Tiverton is investigating options for trash…