This weekend is Hughestown Park and Recreation Committee’s community yard sale. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 5. Along with the yard sales at homes throughout the borough, there also will be an outdoor vendor market on the grounds of the borough building and Robert Yaple Memorial Park. There are many homes in the borough participating in the yard sale and there will be more than 20 vendors at the outdoor market.

This event is a great way to kick off the summer and get some new items for your home — or as gifts to those who might have bought their first homes this year.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the pavilion and you can stop in to pick up a list of participating homes. Food trucks also will be available.

You also can take advantage of paper shredding from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 5, at the borough building. The event is free for Hughestown residents and is a great opportunity to safely get rid of old financial papers. This event is for paper only. Do not bring magazines, binders, books, cardboard or plastic. Items brought for shredding must be in a box or bin, not in plastic bags.

Take advantage of these great events to kick off June.

Council meeting

The next council meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday, June 14, in the borough building. Masks must be worn and social distancing guidelines apply.

Appliance collection

Hughestown residents can place appliances curbside to be picked up Friday, June 11. To participate, call the borough office by Monday, June 7, at 570-654-2061 and give your address. Place your appliance out the night before pickup. Make sure to remove all Freon from refrigerators and air conditioners and remove gas from lawn mowers.

Pavilion rental

If you’re interested in renting Centennial Pavilion, contact the borough office for information at 570-654-2061.

Construction work

Pennsylvania American Water Company has scheduled road work in Stauffer Heights. Landscaping began May 10. Handicap ramp work began May 24, and will take approximately three weeks. Milling will take place once the ramps are complete.

Pool water regulations

Property owners should be mindful that pool water is not allowed to be aimed at streets or roadways, where it will ultimately end up in streams and rivers and harm aquatic life.

Instead of directing pool or hot tub water onto roadways, release it onto grass areas of your property.

Guidelines from the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority are available at the borough building.

Code enforcement

The Hughestown Neighborhood Action Team will perform sweeps to improve the neighborhoods and quality of life and remind residents of their obligation to maintain their properties in a safe manner that is compliant with existing borough codes. Upcoming neighborhood sweeps include: June 10, Upper Rock and Upper Division streets; June 24, Parsonage Street; July 8, Drake, Kenley and Renfer streets; July 22, Center and First streets.

Any property owners who receive notices from the NAT are required to contact code enforcement within 24 hours. Anyone with a code-deficient property should call code enforcement at 570-654-4188.

Trash and recycling

Trash bills for 2021 are due. Please pay as soon as possible so as not to be sent to the collection agency.

Newspaper, magazines and cardboard are collected Monday and should be put out in paper bags, not plastic bags. Tuesday is cans and plastic collection, and Wednesday is yard waste in an open container. Branches must be bundled and no larger than 3 feet long and 3 inches in diameter. No logs will be accepted. Trash, styrofoam and glass are not allowed. No shredded paper or plastic bags should be included. Boxes for recycling must be broken down and newspapers go in a brown bag or a bin. Recyclables must be clean and rinsed and empty of leftover food. There is a 30-pound limit on all bins. Place items out the night before pickup.

J.P. Mascaro’s pickup day for regular garbage is Monday. Households are allowed two bags. One bulk sticker per month is allowed. Stickers are available at the borough office. Mattresses must be encased in plastic.

Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown. To list an item, email or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.

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