The East Aurora Village Board Monday unanimously approved a local waste-disposal and recycling law.
Trustee Donald Dayer said he understood it was the board's intent to reduce from 24 hours to 18 hours the length of time articles be at the curb before scheduled 7 a.m. pickups.
Board members agreed, although Trustee Donald Meade said he felt 24 hours is not excessive. Trustee Diana Dickson said 24 hours is too long to have garbage at the curb.
It was suggested from the audience that refuse not be put out before 1 p.m. the day before collection.
When the subject of dead-end streets was raised, Village Administrator Jerry Hiller said smaller trucks or special vehicles could be used. Hiller said that he would prefer to have the public works superintendent work out a solution.
Trustee Jay Marshall said that one of the greatest concerns of residents at a public hearing last Monday was the number of receptacles permitted residential units for garbage and rubbish.
It was explained that four receptacles with a maximum capacity of 32 gallons each will be allowed for weekly garbage collection. The limit will not apply to recycled items that are to be separated and placed in individual containers.
Recyclable materials to be picked up weekly include clear glass, newspapers, plastics, tin cans, yard waste and tree limbs. The village will continue to vacuum leaves in the fall. Recyclable items that will be picked up once a month are tires, motor oil, car batteries, white goods and upholstered furniture which has been disassembled.
Construction and demolition debris will the responsibility of the contractor and homeowners will have to place materials from home projects in the permitted four receptacles.
Cardboard will not be included as a recyclable item unless or until CID Refuse Service, which will be accepting the village's recyclables, finds a market for it. Prohibited items will include hazardous, toxic, or ignitable wastes such as paint thinners, solvents or gasoline.
Mayor John Pagliaccio said mailers are being sent to residents with a full explantion of the program.
The board awarded the contract for blue boxes for recyclable materials to MCK Equipment for $22,464 for up to 4,800 boxes.