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May 01. 2013 11:24PM

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DUPONT — The borough announces the following meetings and events: Compost Commission Meeting, Thursday, 7 p.m., at the borough building; Community Shred Day, May 11, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Healey Playground, Duryea; Borough Council meeting, May 14, 7 p.m., at the borough building; Election Day, May 21 at the borough building; Food Drive, May 23, 4 to 5 p.m., at Holy Mother of Sorrows Hall; Memorial Day Parade, May 27, 10:30 a.m.; Crime Watch, May 28, 6:30 p.m., at the borough building.

The recycling schedule is as follows: May 15: comingled cans, bottles, glass and plastic; May 8 and May 22: mixed paper, cardboard and newsprint

The Dupont Lions Club is holding an eye glass collection, clothing drive, Hometown Hero banner program, food drive and more. Visit the Dupont Lions website for more information.

Residents are reminded that the 2013 Sewer Maintenance Fee is due June 30. Water shutoff notices for delinquent sewer accounts will be distributed accordingly. Citations will be issued for delinquent refuse accounts.

Code enforcement and borough officials request the cooperation of all residents and property owners along Main Street and Chestnut Street to clean up their properties in time for the Memorial Day Parade.

PITTSTON — City residents may now include grass clippings with yard waste for weekly collection. There is no change to the existing collection schedule.

Yard waste must be in open containers and tree branches cut to 3 feet in length and tied with twine. Rocks, dirt and garbage cannot be put in with yard waste and will not be collected.

Collection of grass clippings is possible because the city is part of a multimunicipal recycling composting station funded in part with a state grant. The goal is to increase recycling and decrease the amount of materials sent to the landfill, which also achieves a savings for the city.

For questions or additional information, please call the Pittston City Streets and Sanitation Department, 570-654-1160, or check the city’s website,

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