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Wyoming sanitation fee

The Wyoming Borough Sanitation Department has mailed out the 2018 annual trash fees.

Payment plan for 2018 includes a discount period through Feb. 15, when the fee will be  $190. After the discount period, the fee will be $200 from Feb. 16 through May 15. Late period payments made after May 15 will be  $250, no exceptions.

Vacant properties are not exempt from the garbage fee. Rental property owners are reminded the owner is responsible, not the tenant.

Please mail checks or money orders to: Wyoming  Borough Sanitation, 277 Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, PA 18644. No cash payments will be accepted. For your convenience, Wyoming Borough now has a payment box located by the entrance of the building.

West Wyoming sanitation fee

West Wyoming Borough has mailed invoices for the 2018 sanitation fee. All residences in West Wyoming must purchase a sticker. The cost remains the same as last year, $200. If purchased before Jan. 31, senior citizens 65 and older will receive a $25 rebate and pay $175. All others receive a $15 rebate and pay $185. If purchased between Feb. 1-28, the full $200 price will be charged. After Feb. 28, the cost will be $300 for the year and citations will be filed with the district magistrate for noncompliance with the ordinance.

Payment for the sanitation bill can be sent to West Wyoming Borough Building, 464 W. Eighth St., West Wyoming, PA 18644. For the added convenience of residents, credit cards are accepted.

Exeter sanitation fee

Exeter Borough announced refuse stickers went on sale Monday, Dec. 11, at the borough building.

Price of the sticker is $180. Senior citizens 65 and older will pay $130. There is a rebate price of $150 for regular and $110 for seniors for those purchasing stickers by Feb. 28. Stickers must be purchased by March 31 to avoid a penalty.

Stickers can be purchased at the Exeter Borough Town Hall, 1101 Wyoming Ave., from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday. There also will be evening hours from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays in February. You also can send for a sticker by mail by sending a check or money order to Exeter Borough Refuse, 1101 Wyoming Ave., Exeter, PA18643.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001, ext. 2.

WA High School music

program purse bingo

A designer purse bingo to support Wyoming Area High School’s music programs will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 28, at the high school cafeteria, Memorial Street, Exeter. Doors open at noon.

Kate Spade, Michael Kors, Coach and Vera Bradley are the designer names available for the prizes.

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door and include 20 games of bingo. There also will be four special games. Extra tickets and bingo supplies will be available for purchase.

Wyoming Free Library news

Wyoming Free library has kicked off its 2017 annual appeal.

The appeal letter targets businesses and residences in West Wyoming and Wyoming. If you would like to contribute to the appeal but do not live in West Wyoming or Wyoming, the appeal letter can be picked up at the front desk, or call the library at 570-693-1364 and the letter can be mailed to your home.

Exeter recycling

Exeter now has single stream recycling. Recycling will still be collected Mondays. All recyclables can now be placed in the same container and placed out weekly.

A flyer is in the white rural mailbox in front of the borough building with a list of what can and cannot be put out. Everything on the calendar is still recyclable, with the exception of shredded paper. The borough will no longer pick up shredded paper. Also, items are on the new list that weren’t picked up before.

Yard waste will still be collected Thursdays.

Regular garbage is still collected Wednesdays.

Please do not use the yellow recycling bins for garbage.

Place your bags in regular garbage cans. There is a three-bag limit no matter what size the bag is, as long as it is less than 30 pounds. Do not place several small bags in your garbage can. Condense them into a larger bag.

Placing the garbage in a refuse can reduces the likelihood of an animal opening it. If animals do open your garbage, it is the homeowner’s responsibility to clean it up.

Refuse, recyclables and yard waste are to be placed curbside the night before pick up or by 6 a.m. the morning of collection.

For information, call Lynda at 570-654-3001, ext. 2 or Karen at 570-654-0933.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming every week. To include a community news item in her column, contact her at or 570-301-2185.