Allied Waste to change recyclable collections

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

On Monday night, the Cassville City Council received information on changes that will be made to Allied Waste's recycling services. The city contracts with the company to provide trash and recyclable material collections.

According to a letter released by Allied Waste, scheduled pick-up weeks for recyclable items will change beginning March 9. In the future, recyclables will be collected once every four weeks instead of once a month.

The scheduled recyclable materials collection dates for Cassville residents who live north of Farm Road 2172 and 13th Street will be March 9, April 6, May 4, June 1, June 29, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 16 and Dec. 14.

Recyclable items will be collected at residences south of Farm Road 2172 and 13th Street on the following dates: March 23; April 20; May 18; June 15; July 13; Aug. 10; Sept. 7; Oct. 5; Nov. 2 and 30; and Dec. 28.

Recyclable items should be at the curb by 6 a.m. on the scheduled collection day. Items accepted include: #1 through #7 plastic bottles; magazines and catalogs; brown paper grocery bags; cardboard; office and school paper; tin, steel and aluminum cans; boxboard, such as cereal boxes; junk mail and envelopes; newspaper and inserts; and phone books.

Allied Waste does not accept shredded paper or glass. Recyclable items should not be bagged or sorted.

For more information or to request a container for recyclables, Cassville residents should call 417-865-1717 or 1-800-627-1717.

The aldermen also accepted a $5,200 bid from Sanders Construction, Inc., for repairs at the Aquatic Center and a $12,500 bid from Fox Tree Service LLC for the removal of trees on city property.

Sanders Construction, of Eagle Rock, will be responsible for removing, cleaning and replacing the seal around the pool and repairing two broken corners. The business will also be required to repair around 100 lineal feet of cracks and loose and deteriorated material around the drains and anchors and remove and replace a 16-inch-wide section of concrete steps.

In addition, the repair project includes: the removal and replacement of a section of the pool deck and the repair of the concrete pedestals under the kids' slide.

Although the city received a $4,000 bid from Backyard Pools and Commercial Services, of Freeman, the company failed to include the pool deck and slide repairs in the submitted bid.

Fox Tree Services, of Shell Knob, will be responsible for the removal of lumber quality logs, tree tops and tree stumps at the city property located at 9773 Farm Road 2160. The business will also be required to complete ground leveling at the site.

"This is the property that we purchased next to the airport," said Eugene Dilbeck, city administrator. "It is around six-plus acres and is covered with very mature trees that have been identified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) Aviation Division as obstacles for the airport."

According to the Fox Tree Service bid, the business has offered the city 50 percent of the proceeds from the sale of the lumber quality logs that are taken from the property. There are around 150 trees located on the property, but several of the trees are dead and will need to be sold as fire wood.

In other business, the Cassville City Council:

* Heard that Utility Services plans to complete maintenance work at the water tower located on Highway 248 in the next two weeks. Residences served by that tower could experience a reduction in water pressure while the work is being completed over a three-week period.

* Received an economic development update, which included information on Tractor Supply Company's grand opening, the approaching Casey's job fair and the meetings with DREAM officials that were scheduled for this week and have now been rescheduled.

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