Out with the old – In with the new!
BGE is currently working on an extensive gas line replacement project in the City. It will be in three phases: phase one will last up to 9 Months, the next two phases will last a couple of years. They are up grading the Low Pressure Gas Lines with High Pressure Lines. Work will be scheduled Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm, no weekends. Expect delays. Flaggers will be on the job site. Please use caution in the work area.
You will see their signs around town letting you know where you can/cannot park while work is being done.
CHANGE COMING FOR YARD WASTE COLLECTIONS!
I attended a meeting this morning with representatives from Scarborough Landfill’s contractor – Maryland Environmental Services. We have been informed that YARD WASTE WILL NO LONGER BE COLLECTED IF PLACED IN PLASTIC BAGS.
The reasons: plastic is not bio-degradable; therefore, will not break down, and the plastic bags are jamming up the sifting equipment which has resulted in costly repairs and time. WHAT TO DO: Use your trash cans, recycle cans and/or bio-degradable PAPER bags for your yard waste. Branches and sticks – still bundle with twine.
GET IN THE HABIT NOW as Sept. 1st is when this goes into effect. With Spring garden prep just around the corner, this is a great time to start.
2017 Curbside Collection HOLIDAY SCHEDULE
Clogged Pipes – A COSTLY PROBLEM ~
Take a moment to see the attached photos that capture what our Public Works Crews are finding in your sewer pipes.
Clogged Pipes-A Costly Problem
THE FOLLOWING LINKS WILL SERVE YOU WELL:
+ 2016-Collection Guide
+ Collection by Street Name
+ Trash Schedule by City Map
+ Recycling Guide – All in One Can!
+ Bulk Collection Service-revised
+ Recycling T.V.’s and Computers
+ Tree Limb on Power Line
+ Reporting Problem Trees
+ Reporting Street-Related Problems
+ Reporting Street Light Outages
QUESTIONS? You can call the Water Plant directly at 410-939-1070. Staff on-site 24/7.
+ Water Quality Report
AVOID SEWER BACK-UPS
+ Protecting Your Pipes ~ Preventing Sewer Back-ups
+ Are You Ready for Winter?