Things you should know
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! The Borough of Clarks Summit has vacancies on their Shade Tree Commission and their Planning Commission. If you are interested in volunteering to fill a seat, please email Virginia Kehoe at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions please feel free to call her at 570-585-4800
LEAF PICKUP IS ENDING: Leaves not raked to the edge of your property by Friday, Novemer 22 may not be picked up. It is time to convert our trucks over to snow removal.
Holidays that trigger a delay in trash pickup
New Year’s Day Memorial Day
Independence Day Labor Day
Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day
DON’T: FLUSHABLE WIPES: Personal wipes do cater to the consumer by being efficient and convenient, but flushing them down the toilet may be a mistake. Wastewater authorities say wipes may go down the toilet, but even many labeled flushable aren’t breaking down as they course through the sewer system. Combining with grease and oils, these wipes are often causing blockages and costing tax payers millions of dollars. Understand that anything that can flush down a toilet is “flushable”. A golf ball is flushable, but it’s not a good idea.
Preventing wet wipes from blocking sewers is just one part of the personal wipe problem. The wipes also might pose environmental risks, because they’re made from plastics and synthetic cellulosic fibers, some of which are nondegradable. All of this ultimately makes its way to the country’s system of creeks, streams and rivers.
PROPER DISPOSAL OF GREASE - The Abington Regional Wastewater Authority needs your help! There are few items in the world of food more difficult to dispose of than grease. And you should never take a shortcut by pouring it down the drain! Incidents have occurred in neighborhoods where the sewer pipes were clogged with fat, and people's basements flooded with sewage as a result. So what should you do? For fats that solidify, let them do so, then pitch them in your regular garbage. Chill grease in the fridge if you need to get it to harden up. For ones that don't solidify, pour them into a bottle, and throw the whole container away with your regular garbage.