Craftsbury’s first bulky waste collection a success

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CRAFTSBURY — The town of Craftsbury held its first bulk waste collection on Saturday.

Four dump trucks of materials, over 20 mattresses, 180 tires, and a large pile of metals were collected.

Select Board Co-Chairs Jimmy Jones and Bruce Urie and volunteers Dave Brown, Penelope Doherty, Bob Griffiths, and Jane Solomon slung tires and unloaded sofas, mattresses, construction materials, and more from approximately 50 resident vehicles.

Doherty said town staff Steve Perkins patiently kept the materials moving and watched over everyone’s safety.

“It’s so important to keep waste from our roadsides and streams, and residents need a way to dispose of these large items properly.” Susie Houston said.

Selectboard Co-Chair Jimmy Jones and Doherty, Craftsbury’s representative to the Lamoille Regional Solid Waste Management District, are already planning next year’s event.

“For next year we want to help people know what should come to bulky waste, and what shouldn’t,” Jones said. “We don’t want things unnecessarily going to the landfill.”

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