North East holds ‘Bulk Trash Day’

From left, on Saturday, May 18, at Bulk Trash Day, Kathleen Spahn, Kathy Chow, Henry Smedley, Supervisor Chris Kennan, Andrew Stayman, Chris Virtuoso. Not pictured are Deborah Maier, Matt Hartzog and Highway Superintendent Bob Stevens.

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North East holds ‘Bulk Trash Day’

MILLERTON — Bulk Trash Day and a swap shop were held at the old town highway garage on South Center on Saturday, May 18, bringing in tires, refrigerators, mattresses and air-conditioning units.

The swap shop will be continued in the future.

Highway Supt. Bob Stevens operated a big front end loader for heavy stuff — like a large water heater — into separate containers for “landfill” and “metal recycling.” Stevens smashed it down and topped it with the mattresses for transport to Welsh Sanitation Services in Wingdale.

Last year, Bulk Trash day collected $1,430 in fees and was billed from Welsh $1,315. In 2022, fee collections totaled $454 and, pending current charges, billing was $1,250.

Numbers for this year weren’t available. Organizers reported collecting 11 tires and six items with Freon (fridges and A/Cs that need to be de-gassed).

Kathy Chow with mattresses and an old water heater. Christine Bates

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