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Spring cleaning is here! For me, at least. I’ve been on a big cleaning spree lately and it feels great. There’s simply nothing better than coming home to organization. It’s one less thing to do!

Taking the time now to clean up your home will save you a lot of stress and time later on. This goes for your property, too.

The council would like to remind Hughestown residents to clean up their properties as the weather gets nicer.

It’s the perfect time to not only go through your home and clean up your lawn, but also to sort through your shed before it gets too hot and get ready for some yard sales.

Before we know it, all this snow will be gone and we’ll be hunting through our neighbors’ things for our next treasured item. Why not be the seller and benefit from some home organizing, too?

Now, check out what’s going on in Hughestown:


Council meetings

The next Hughestown Council meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, with Mayor Wayne Quick presiding at the borough building.


Borough clean up

A cleanup along roadways will again be done throughout the borough.

More information to come for residents looking to get involved in this spring cleaning effort.


Garbage collection

There has been some confusion regarding the Hughestown garbage collection schedule. It is as follows:

Monday: newspaper and cardboard boxes, which must be broken down.

Tuesday: recycling, including bottles and cans.

Wednesday: ashes in winter and grass in summer, a 30 pound limit.

J.P. Mascaro collects garbage Mondays at two bags per household and you are allowed one bulk item per month. Stickers are available at Hughestown Borough Building for pickup.

Mascaro’s only holidays this year are Memorial Day and Labor Day, which means the pick-up day that week will be changed to Tuesday.

If you have any questions, call Maureen Murphy, borough operations manager, at 570-654-2061.


Paper shredding

Council will hold a paper shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 8. This event will be free to Hughestown residents and offers a great opportunity to safely discard of personal papers.


Kayleigh DeMace writes about Hughestown every week for Greater Pittston Progress. To include an item in her column, email or call 570-821-2004 by 5 p.m. Monday.