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Compost pickup begins Saturday in Amherst

Amherst residents may place yard compost materials at the curb on their regular garbage pickup day beginning Saturday, April 1, Highway Department officials said.

The material must be properly bundled, officials said.

Meanwhile, the town's annual spring brush pickup begins May 22, however it may take approximately two to three weeks to complete the entire town, officials said. Brush, logs and tree stumps may be placed curbside for pickup.

No mixed piles containing lumber, concrete, railroad ties or non-organic materials will be collected.

Leaves, small trimmings and other yard waste should be placed in containers, paper yard waste bags or bundled for collection by Modern Corp. on a weekly basis. The Highway Department will not pick up these materials during the spring brush pickup.

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