New Castle News

December 13, 2013

Mahoning to close trash collection site

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — Mahoning officials are putting new limits on the use of township trash containers.

Supervisor Gary Pezzuolo said that as a result of abuses at all three trash dumping sites, one site will be eliminated and two others will have new restrictions.

The Baird Road container at Fire Station 3 will be eliminated. Hours will also be restricted at the other two containers, which are located at the municipal building on Route 224 and at Fire Station 1 in Edinburg.

New hours will be 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

Pezzuolo said trash is being thrown on the ground and the bins are being overfilled, making it difficult for trucks to empty them.

The trash containers may be used only by Mahoning Township’s senior citizens and handicapped residents, who can get a free permit at the municipal building. They must have the permit when they drop off trash. However, the supervisors said many people are dumping trash without a permit and claiming they are doing it for a relative or friend who qualifies.