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Yard waste totes available to Amherst residents

Yard waste totes are available to Amherst residents as part of a pilot program, officials said this week.

The 35-gallon totes are high-density polyethylene recycling totes converted to handle small amounts of yard waste. The totes are appropriate for smaller properties, seniors, or for small amounts of sticks or brush, officials said. The totes are to be used for non-food compost only, not garbage or recycling.

Regular yard waste regulations regarding size and weight still apply, according to the town's Office of Refuse Control.

The totes are in limited supply and free to residents, with a limit of one per household. To order a tote, call the Office of Refuse Control at 631-7119. A demo model will be available for inspection at the Amherst Highway Department, 1042 N. Forest Road, Amherst.

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