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The Department of Public Works asks Dupont residents to be mindful of the snow ordinance in place for the convenience and safety of the residents and the DPW workers. Please note after the initial snowfall, DPW will first plow the center of the roadways to open lanes for traffic. On the second day following the snow storm, the ordinance states that with a snowfall of 3 inches or more, by 7 a.m. it will be unlawful for anyone to park a vehicle on designated sides of streets. On the first day after the storm there will be no parking on the even side of the street to facilitate clearing of snow. The next day there will be no parking on the odd side of the street. Alleys are plowed after the main roads are cleared and opened.

Please park in driveways or follow the ordinance so the streets can be cleaned. Do not call the municipal office after the truck has passed and ask DPW to come back because you have moved your vehicle.

Please clean sidewalks within 48 hours following the end of the snowfall.

It is illegal for anyone to throw snow onto the roadway when cleaning driveways or sidewalks. Piling snow in intersections also is not permitted.

Tree collections

The Department of Public Works will collect Christmas trees Fridays during January.

New recycling schedule

The new recycling schedule will take effect in the new year and is as follows:

The first and third Wednesday is collection of plastic, cans and bottles only. Please use the new 32 gallon containers for these recyclables.

The regular rectangular containers will be used the second and fourth Wednesdays for paper only.

The 2019 refuse bags are now available for purchase. Costs is $95 for seniors; $125 for individual/family and $160 for commercial. There will be additional billing to large commercial properties for glass disposal. Glass disposal for residential properties is included in their cost.

Each resident will receive a 32-gallon recycling container and lid when their 2019 refuse payment is made. Residents will be asked to sign for the 32-gallon containers and also can update their phone numbers and email addresses for the borough files. Residents are reminded of the weight limit.

The 2019 fee includes 52 refuse bags, recycling pick-up and yard waste collection. Large yard waste disposal projects, such as tree cutting or bush removal will be at a fee of $15 for small items and $25 for large items.

Special collection dates will be set during 2019 for electronics and tires.

VFW news

Dupont Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4909 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7, at the post home. Commander Bob Lopata will preside. The Home Association meeting will follow.

At the Home Association meeting, nominations will be accepted for the following: president, vice president, secretary, three-year director, two-year director and one-year director.

Refreshments will follow after both meetings.

Church flea market

Save the date: Sacred Heart of Jesus will hold its second annual flea market Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. If you have items in good condition that you no longer want or need, you are kindly asked to hold onto them until April, at which time the church will begin accepting donations. Items that will be collected are household items, toys, holiday decorations and more. Please note electronics and clothing will not be accepted.

Annmarie Paddock writes about Dupont every week. To include an item in her column, email or call 570-407-0231 by Monday.