Mayor George Apel on Friday issued news releases reminding residents of upcoming road work and collection schedules.
• Road Work - Cold Spring Drive and Welles Road
Cold Spring Drive and Welles Road are scheduled to be paved on Aug. 29 and 30. The roads will not be closed but there may be delays.
• Labor Day Schedule
The Vernon Public Works Department will be closed on Monday, Sept. 3, in observance of Labor Day. Trash and recycling will not be collected on that day but instead will be collected on Tuesday, Sept. 4, along with that day’s normal trash and recycling collection.
The Transfer Station will be closed on Sunday, Sept. 2.
• 2012 Hazardous Waste Collection Dates
Vernon residents may dispose of hazardous waste at the Olcott Street facility in Manchester.
The remaining dates for 2012 are: Sept. 8 and 22, and October 27. Stafford will be offering collection at the Public Works Garage, 210 East St. (Route 19), on Oct. 13. All collections are offered on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The following items will not be accepted: asbestos, smoke detectors, compressed gas cylinders, ammunition, fireworks, explosives and fire extinguishers. Motor oil and antifreeze may be disposed of at the Transfer Station free of charge.
The drop-off is free to Vernon residents but the Town is billed $42 per participating vehicle, therefore, it is requested that residents bring as many hazardous materials as possible to the collection site, possibly car-pooling with neighbors.
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