Chance to get rid of unwanted ‘junk’ on May 12
Repeating a popular event, the Philipstown Town Board has scheduled a town-wide clean-up for Saturday, May 12, to be held at the Garrison firehouse on Route 9 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Restricted to Philipstown residents who are not construction contractors, the clean-up gives households a chance to get rid of unwanted stuff. Some items, however, are forbidden, as follows:
- No regular bags of household garbage
- No 55-gallon drums, propane tanks, batteries or any other toxic materials
- No items containing Freon
- No construction materials other than sheetrock or wood
- No railroad ties
- No paint cans
- No tires
No computer monitors or electronics, metal, or ‘white goods’ (washing machines, stoves, dishwashers, and similar items). However, all these can be taken to the Recycling Center on Lane Gate Road, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Also, brush and wood must be tied in lengths no longer than 5 feet. Residents must bring a driver’s license, tax bill, or other proof of residency to the clean-up. No vehicle larger than a pick-up truck will be allowed and residents are limited to two trips each.