Below is the most up to date 2022 Recycling Calendar, as of January 01, 2022, for Recycling for the Town of Evans.
This excludes the Village of Angola and the Mobile Home Communities. Please contact the Villge of Angola and the Mobile Home Communities if you should have any questions.
Garbage is picked up Weekly & Recyclilng is picked up every other week. Both are picked up on the same day of the week though. Example: you live on Independence Drive Garbage is picked up on Tuesdays Every Week Recycling is picked up on Week A - Every Other Week. Click on the document link below for the Calendar to Follow Week A.
HOLIDAYS & HOW IT AFFECTS YOUR GARBAGE/RECYCLING PICK UP? New Years Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day & Christmas Day The above are the only holidays recognized by the Garbage/Recycling Company and this means that your garbage/recycling will not be picked up that day and that it will be picked up a day later. If your day falls on that day or after that day then your pick up day will change also to a day later. This will only affect that week.
TIPS FOR RECYCLING •The 96 gallon tote must be used for Recycling and if the little blue bin is used your recycling will not be picked up for that two (2) week period. •The handle at the top of the tote must be facing away from the road and if it is not your recycling will not be picked up for that two (2) week period. The metal bar at the bottom must be facing the road.
While the snow melts and people begin their spring yard clean-up routine, it is important to note that NYS’ annual spring burn ban has begun. From March 16 through May 14, the spring burn ban temporarily prohibits residential brush burning. Restricting burning during the spring helps to prevent wildfires and keep our air clean. The combination of warm spring temperatures, low relative humidity, and lack of snow cover creates dry fuel conditions and increases the risk of fires spreading and burning out of control.
The spring burn ban does not prohibit fires for cooking or camping if fueled by charcoal or untreated wood. You should always abide by State and local laws when building a fire and never leave it unattended. After enjoying a fire, be sure to extinguish it fully. Creating a safe camp fire takes a few extra steps, but it is worth it to prevent wildfires and safeguard your neighborhood's air. Remember that burning trash and leaves is illegal in NYS at any time of the year.
Since human activity is the cause of most wildfires, we should all help prevent them. From the start of NYS’ annual spring burn ban in 2009, wildfires have decreased by more than 40 percent because of everyday New Yorkers doing their part. By reducing the number of dangerous fires, we protect our homes, communities, and natural resources while also lowering the amount of harmful pollution released into the air.
What a perfect time of the year to add the environment to your gift giving list and implement simple holiday habit changes. Enjoy this handy guide to "green" gift giving and decorating:
Send digital or e-cards instead of paper holiday greeting cards. This will save on stamps too. But if you prefer physical cards, opt for cards made with post-consumer recycled content.
Use LED holiday lights and candles -- they use less energy and last longer. And choose rechargeable batteries instead of single-use alkaline batteries.
Decorate a plant or tree that you can plant outside or use indoors year-round, instead of an artificial or fresh cut tree.
Use a reusable white tablecloth or runner as the snow for your holiday village set-up.
Wrap gifts in kraft paper and make or buy reusable cloth gift bags -- avoid foil, glossy, or metallic materials. Take a look in your yard to find natural items to top off your gift - fallen evergreen leaves, twigs.
Give classic toys such as blocks, crayons (art supplies), and stuffed animals over novelty toys.
Choose reusable dinnerware and utensils for holiday (and everyday) meals. Avoid disposable plates, napkins, cups, and silverware when you can.
Gather items you already have or which are reusable for your holiday centerpieces. Example -- surround a battery -operated candle with holiday bulbs or other décor. Don't use disposable holiday centerpieces.
Use rechargeable batteries instead of disposable ones.
Opt for in-person delivery where possible and feasible instead of mailing gifts. Gift shopping online? Ship it directly to the recipient.
Stuff stockings with items that have little or no packaging to reduce waste.
Recycle your holiday tree. Your municipality may offer a free tree collection or recycling program that will turn your tree into mulch or compost. Contact your local department of public works to find out. Remember to remove all lights and decorations first.