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Annual Transfer Station Stickers Now Available

In August, residents using the transfer station will be required to purchase a dated and numbered sticker for their vehicle.  Stickers will change annually, following the fiscal year, and will cost $10 each.  They will be available at the Transfer Station – residents may be required to provide the attendant with proof of residence.   Stickers will also be available from the Town Clerk’s office either in person (Tue., Thur., and Fri. a.m. 9-12) or by mail with SASE (P. O. Box 240, Conway, MA   01341).

This return to Annual Transfer Station Stickers is our first step in an effort to reduce trash totals, as it has come to our attention that the high trash total in Conway is due, in part, to trash coming in from a significant number of individuals who no longer live in Conway, but still have their town stickers and visit to use our Residents-Only “free” trash disposal.   Residents who have lived in Conway for 30 years or more may recognize the return to matching dated stickers with actual households.

For the moment, Pay-As-You-Throw will be waiting in the wings. Meanwhile, let’s see if we can boost our recycling totals.

 

Pool Party at Conway Swimming Pool August 25

There will be a pool party for Conway residents at the Conway Swimming Pool on  Saturday, August 25, 2018 (rain date: Sunday, August 26, 2018) from 1 to 4 pm. Food and refreshments will be provided. This event is sponsored by Conway Parks, Recreation, and Trails Committee and the Conway Pool Committee. Parking will be available on the Pumpkin Hollow Common. Donations gladly accepted!

 

Planning Board Releases Draft Marijuana Establishments Bylaw

The Planning Board has released its draft bylaw related to adult use marijuana establishments and will solicit public comments on the bylaw at its September 17, 2018 public hearing. The bylaw will be voted on at a Special Town Meeting  to be held on September 24, 2018. This bylaw replaces the Marijuana Moratorium currently in effect. To view/print the draft bylaw click here: Public Hearing Recreational Marijuauna Bylaw Article – Draft 7-23-18 (002)

The draft bylaw may also be viewed at the Town Office, 32 Main Street, between the hours of 9 and 5, Monday through Thursday, and from 9 to noon on Friday.

Mathews Road Project Update 7-23-18

The Highway Department hasn’t forgot about our Mathews Road folks! If you noticed that the work being done on Mathews Road has come to a standstill you would be correct!  Please have patience as the Department is currently working to remedy some issues with the pavement.  We want to be sure the work on the roadway is of the highest quality so it will last for years to come.

FCSWMD Announces Hazardous Waste Collection, Bulky Waste Recycling Days

The Franklin County Solid Waste District will hold its 2018 Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, September 22 at GCC Main Campus & Orange Transfer Station.

Residents and businesses must pre-register between August 16 and September 17.  During that time, online registration will be open: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/hazwasteday.html. Obtain paper registration forms from town offices, transfer stations, and in ads in the Greenfield Recorder.

The collection is free for residents of most member towns. Businesses must pay for disposal costs. For business registration information, call (413) 772-2438.

For a list of acceptable items, see:  www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/hazwasteday.html

The Fall “Clean Sweep” Bulky Waste Recycling Day is Saturday, October 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at Buckland Rec. Center, Northfield Highway Garage, Whately Transfer Station.

Residents from any District town may bring tires, appliances, scrap metal, mattresses, propane tanks, construction debris, and other large items; clean and dry textiles and books accepted free for reuse or recycling. Bring bulky rigid plastics such as 5-gallon pails and plastic lawn furniture for special recycling program ($5 per load: for acceptable items, see website or call). Disposal fees: www.franklincountywastedistrict.org/cleansweep.html

Questions? – 413-772-2438, info@franklincountywastedistrict.org