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The Borough of West Wyoming will have a bulk item collection Monday, Oct. 9. The collection is limited to two bulk items per household.

The following items will not be accepted: Freon containing items, tires, paint, lacquers and stains, pesticides, hazardous type waste, construction materials over 50 pounds, brick, block and concrete, car batteries and car parts and ammunition. Electronics also are not acceptable, including TVs, computers, laptops, keyboards, printers, fax machines, telephones, mouses and towers.

Residents may place out small items in boxes as long as it does not exceed five cubic feet.

Wyoming Area Catholic news 

October is dedicated to the Blessed Mother and to praying the rosary. Wyoming Area Catholic has a long-standing tradition of praying the rosary as a school community, led by the seventh and eighth grades. The school invites its students, families and friends to the recitation of the rosary at dusk, at 7:30 p.m. on the Feast of the Holy Rosary, Saturday, Oct. 7.  Rosary will be recited outside at the statue of the Blessed Mother located at the right end of the school building.                                                                                                   

Exeter recycling

Exeter Borough is now doing single stream recycling. Recycling will still be collected Mondays. All recyclable items can now be placed in the same container and can be 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. It 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.

Wyoming Free Library

Wyoming Free Library is hosting a Video Game, Super Hero and Sci-Fi Fun-O-Ween Party from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at the Ralph Dailey Memorial Park in West Wyoming.

The event will start with a parade from the West Wyoming Borough Building to the park, where there will be activity stations, refreshments, door prizes and a trunk-or-treat. 

Parents can call the library to register children for the event. Once registered, parents will receive an invitation to the event. The invitation will be used to receive a free book and a chance to win door prizes. The free book giveaway is sponsored by Evergreen Landscaping Inc. and anonymous donors.

The library is seeking community organizations to sponsor trunk-or-treat vehicles. Any interested organizations or individuals can call the library to sponsor a vehicle.

A representative from the Weinberg Northeast Regional Food Bank will be at the Wyoming Free Library from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 23, to register Luzerne County residents 60 years old and older in the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), made available by the United States Department of Agriculture.  

The CSFP provides a box of non-perishable food once a month to qualified individuals. This program does not affect SNAP benefits or any other assistance program.

Those receiving food must meet income qualifications. Monthly gross income of applicants with a household size of one cannot exceed $1,307 or $15,678 per year.  The monthly gross income of applicants with a household size of two cannot exceed $1,760 or $21,112 per year.  

Applicants must bring proof of household income and a current ID with age and current address.

The LEGO Club will meet from noon to 1 p.m. the following Saturdays: Sept. 30, Oct. 21 and Nov. 11. The  program is free and suitable for children of all ages. Registration is required. Please call the library to reserve a spot.

The library will have a fill-a-bag book sale from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 20, and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. The cost is $5 per bag. 

The library also is accepting books for the sale. Please contact the library for more information. 

Cosmopolitan Senior

Citizens Club casino trip

Cosmopolitan Senior Citizens Club will host a trip to the Sands Casino on Thursday, Oct. 19.

You do not have to be a member of the club to participate in trips. Call Johanna at 570-655-2720 for information.

West Wyoming yard waste

West Wyoming will collect yard waste Thursday, Oct. 19, for residents living in the Atherton Park section, up to but not including Eighth Street. Residences on Eighth Street up to the Exeter line will have their scheduled collection Thursday, Oct. 12. Thereafter, yard waste will be picked up on alternating Thursdays. Residents are reminded to place yard waste out the night before the collection in open containers and to bundle and tie any bushes, hedges or small trees in three-foot lengths. Yard waste containers should not exceed 30 pounds. No plastic, stones or dirt allowed.

West Wyoming recycling

West Wyoming Borough has made a change in the recycling program and the borough is now using single stream recycling.

With single stream recycling, cans, paper, plastic and cardboard can be commingled together and deposited in any of the recycling containers located behind the fire department.

Glass recycling needs to be separated and deposited in the designated glass recycling container.

Residents are reminded to please not throw garbage in the recycling containers.

Eileen Cipriani writes about Exeter, Wyoming and West Wyoming every week. To include an item in her column, contact her at ecipriani@pittstonprogress.com or 570-301-2185.