New Organics Containers to be Delivered This Week
The new 13-gallon organics collection bins will be delivered to every household in Hamilton and Wenham this week.
The first of two new containers will be delivered to each home this week, three weeks before the start of the new trash and recycling program.
Officials in Hamilton and Wenham both distributed notices last week, announcing the delivery of new 13 gallon organics collection bins and countertop bins. Wenham Town Administrator Jeff Chelgren made a Connect-CTY call to residents on Friday.
“Within the kitchen collection container there will be flyers with additional information on the new organic waste program,” Chelgren said in his message.
The information in the flyers can also be found online.
Already, more than 500 homes in both towns were already participating in a first-in-the-state curbside composting program and had purchased one of the green containers. Those homes will not receive a new container, according to town officials.
The new trash collection plan is scheduled to kick off during the first week of April. In Wenham, trash, recyclables and organics will be collected every week, while in Hamilton organics and recyclables will be collected weekly but trash will be collected every other week at no additional charge, and only paid blue bags can be placed curbside on the “off” week. A complete schedule has been posted to the town of Hamilton website and will be distributed with the new bins.
Wenham residents will also be allowed to drop off “old and unwanted trash barrels” at the town garage at the Iron Rail property on Grapevine Road. The barrels can be dropped off at any time in front of the garage, according to an announcement from Debi Morong, administrative assistant to the Highway and Water departments.