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April 22, 2013

Falls official: Keep electronics off curb

Niagara Gazette — Electronics no longer accepted

Department of Public Works officials are working to remind people that Waste Management no longer takes electronics.

Televisions and computer monitors have been left curbside around the city, as Waste Management workers are barred from accepting electronic equipment by a state law that took effect in January of 2012

Michael Mills, a project manager for DPW, said the city will soon start ticketing properties with electronics left at the curb, as they would for any other garbage.

“We’ve given some leeway since the law passed but this is becoming a real problem,” Mills said.

Residents can dispose of electronics by bringing them to the DPW yard on New Road from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month.

Workers from DPW have been working to clean up electronics around the city whenever weather prevents them from doing other work,” Mills said.

“T.V.’s are getting smashed. There’s glass all over the place,” Mills said. “Our guys will come back with four or five truck loads in a day.”



Learn not to be a victim at talk

George Cruickshank will be the guest speaker at the Wilson Historical Society Barnum Building, 645 Lake St., Wilson at 7 p.m. today.

Cruickshank will be speaking on a very special program, “Refuse To Be A Victim”, teaching personal safety tips and techniques you can use to avoid dangerous situations and avoid becoming a victim. 

The information covered is appropriate for young adults to senior citizens. Refreshments will be served .

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