Friday, September 23, 2011

Thursday, Oct. 6: Another Chance to E-Cycle and Drop Off Hazardous Waste

You've got to hand it to the people of DPW when it comes to religious accommodation: As soon it was brought to their attention that the Saturday-only drop-off date did not work for observant Jews who also wanted to rid themselves of their hazardous waste and e-cycling, a Thursday drop-off date was scheduled once a month.

But in just the second month of the program, DPW again ran up against another date conflict for observant Jews: That Thursday just happens to be Rosh Hashanah, one of the most important dates in the Jewish calendar, and so a new date of September 22nd was announced. And then for some reason that date did not work out, and now the new date is Thursday, October 6. So mark your calendars and hope this date sticks! And thanks, DPW, for keeping us posted!

Thursday HHW/E-Cycling Drop-Off To Take Place on October 6, 2011 

In August, DPW announced that in addition to monthly household hazardous waste/e-cycling collection events scheduled on the first Saturday of each month, DPW would be accepting household hazardous waste and electronic items on the Thursday before the first Saturday of the month. It was brought to our attention that one of the dates would conflict with a religious holiday. Initially, we announced that the drop-off had been changed to Thursday, September 22. Because of a scheduling conflict, the HHW/E-Cycling drop-off will take place on Thursday, October 6, from 1 – 7pm, at the Fort Totten Transfer Station. While our web site indicates that the collection date is October 6, we wanted to make you aware of the change as well. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Kevin B. Twine
Staff Assistant
Department of Public Works
kevin.twine @

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