Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NORTH NEWS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

NORTH NEWS BRIEFS [Derived Headline]

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CRANBERRY

The first few weeks of the township's new garbage and recycling collection system have gone well, according to township Manager Jerry Andree.

A few kinks are being worked out as customer service employees deal with questions, he said, but the volume of recycled materials has grown. That reflects the expanded list of items that can be recycled under the new program and the impact of the program's variable rate system, which allows a household to pay according to the size of its garbage container. The more recyclables, the less garbage.

Andree said a special phone line has been installed to handle customer questions: 724-COLLECT, or 724-265-5328.

Andree is reminding residents that recyclable materials must be placed inside the designated cart; homeowners are to leave enough space around the carts so the garbage truck's automatic arm can pick them up without bumping into nearby objects; old waste containers should be left in a spot where they can be seen so they can be collected by the township; yard waste collection will continue through Nov. …

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