Yard waste, household items collection dates

September 21st, 2015 12:21 pm

First Posted: 9/16/2012

Avoca Borough will have a yard waste collection on Tuesday, Sept. 18, weather permitting. In addition to collecting grass clippings and leaves, borough workers will also collect other yard waste, including shrubs, hedge clippings and tree limbs.

Grass clippings and leaves can be placed in the same container; however, brush must be placed in a separate container. The recycling center will not accept grass and leaves that are combined with yard waste.

Tree limbs should not exceed three feet in length and one-half inch in diameter.

Rocks, stones, dirt and animal waste are not acceptable forms of yard waste and will not be collected.

A maximum of three open containers, not exceeding 30 pounds, will be allowed per collection. Residents are asked not to put collection items in plastic bags.

Collection items should be placed curbside by 8 a.m.

Ashes will be collected every Wednesday. Residents are asked to place them curbside by 8 a.m. on the collection date.

Waste Management will collect three household items for each Avoca Borough household displaying a valid 2012 garbage sticker.

Construction materials, items containing Freon, paints, pesticides, brick or concrete, tires, batteries and white goods are not included in this collection.

Items should be placed curbside in the evening on Thursday, Sept. 20 for collection throughout the borough on Sept. 21. Please note this is a one-day collection.

Recycling schedule

Avoca residents are invited to recycle newspaper and commingled glass, plastic and metal bottles, cans and jars from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Wednesday in the Moosic Recycling Truck at the Avoca Municipal Garage, 1106 Plane St.

All lids should be removed and disposed of in home trash. Containers should be rinsed, plastics and metals should be flattened and glass should not be broken.

Newspaper should not be placed in bags.

All recyclables should be placed in the appropriate compartment of the truck.

Avoca residents can also recycle corrugated cardboard from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Moosic Recycling Truck at the Avoca Municipal Garage.

Avoca residents can also recycle corrugated cardboard from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month in the Moosic Recycling Truck at the Avoca Municipal Garage.

Corrugated cardboard is cardboard with a ribbed section between two heavy layers of cardboard.

All pieces should be collapsed and flattened.

This collection does not include food contaminated non-corrugated or coated cardboard such as pizza, cereal or soda boxes.

The recycling area will be monitored and violators can be fined or banned from future recycling privileges. Recycling calendars are available in the lobby of the Avoca Municipal Building and at the recycling truck.

Happy birthday

Happy belated birthday to sister and brother Amy and Bill Reap who were born 10 years apart but share the same birthday on Sept. 7. Amy resides in Avoca and Bill resides in Hughestown with his wife, Monica, and their son, Andy.

Happy anniversery

Happy anniversary to Betsy and Carl Craig who will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, Sept. 18.

Fire dept. fund drive

The Avoca Fire Department's fund drive is underway. All property owners have been sent a donation packet.

Only 40 percent of Avoca's property owners participated last year, causing the department to operate at a deficit.

The firefighters ask residents to please support this year's drive in order to keep the department running and the town safe.

In addition to submitting donations via mail, they can also be made online at www.avocafire.net.

Queen of Apostles news

The back to school and Catechetical Sunday Mass will take place at 11 a.m. today, Sept. 16 at St. Mary's Church, 715 Hawthorne St.

Students and teachers will receive a special blessing from Father Sladicka at this time.

A special thank you is extended to the following individuals for serving in the parish's religious formation program: Lori Bradley, kindergarten; Jenny Long, first grade; Deborah Callahan, second grade First Communion class; Charlene Andruzis, third grade; Christine Nossavage, fourth grade; Marie Quinn, fifth grade; Leo Maxfield and Lori Ostrowski, Confirmation class; Deborah Yuschovitz, director of religious formation; and Betty Shimko, director of RCIA.

The youth group will sponsor a "Make Your Own Smoothie Party" in St. Mary's School auditorium, 742 Spring St., following the Mass.

There will be a Catholic Charismatic Renewal Mass at 7 p.m. today, Sept. 16 at the church. The rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

The worship committee will meet at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 in the rectory.

The social concerns committee will meet at 8 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 17 in the rectory.

The choir practices from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays at St. Mary's Church.

New members are welcome. Please use the handicapped entrance on the right side of the church.

The parish has Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. every Tuesday at the church.

Eucharistic Adorers are needed for the 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and the 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. time slots.

The Rosary and the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is prayed for the intentions written in the adoration and lobby books along with the special intentions of those present at 7:30 p.m. followed by Benediction.

If you can help, call Ann Jake at 457-3521 or the parish office at 457-3412.

The junior choir will resume practices following the 9:30 a.m. Mass on Sunday, Sept. 23 at the church.

The junior choir is under the direction of Debbie Brady and Veronica Yuschovitz.

The buildings and grounds committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 24 in the rectory.

Parishioners are currently selling the harvest edition of their "Pot of Gold Match the Daily Number" raffle tickets.

For just $10 per ticket, you will have a chance to win $75 daily and $100 on Fridays throughout October.

There will also be $250 prizes on Oct. 1 and 10 and $1,000 on Halloween.

The winning number is based on the evening daily number of the Pennsylvania Lottery. To purchase a ticket, call the rectory at 457-3412, and it will be mailed to you.

The Women's Guild will sponsor its annual Harvest Tea from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 21 in St. Mary's auditorium.

Tickets for the tea are $10 per person.

For more information or to reserve a table, contact Jane Maxwell at 335-8678 or Patricia Kwiatkowski at 457-7117.

Voter registration

Queen of the Apostles Parish will conduct a nonpartisan voter registration drive at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 and at 9 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and noon on Sunday, Sept. 23 in St. Mary's School auditorium, 742 Spring St.