We're officially into spring and feeling a little bit more of the spring weather with sunshine and mild temperatures this week. Has it put you in the mood for a little spring cleaning?
If so, it's time to start clearing out electronics, leaves and recyclables. The North Branford Hazardous Waste and Recycling Committee will hold three events on Saturday, April 7 at the .
On the first Saturday of every month (excluding August and September, which are the second Saturday), residents may drop off paper, paperboard, cardboard, cell phones and rechargeable batteries at no charge, as well as empty propane and helium tanks, which incur a size-based charge from 9 a.m. to noon. Here's the town's list of what you can (and can't recycle).
- 1-pound propane tanks: $1
- 5-, 10-, 15-pound propane tanks: $1
- 20-pound propane tanks: no charge
- 30-, 40- and 60-pound propane tanks: $1
- 100-pound propane tanks: $10
- Helium Tanks: $2
- Fire Extinguishers: not acceptable
Electronic waste will be collected from 9 a.m. to noon at no charge so residents can discard of their electronic waste properly.
Every Saturday in April, residents can bring their leaves to the leaf drop-off center located at the Public Works Garage from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Leaves should be dropped off in either biodegradable brown leaf bags or emptied loosely onto the ground. The committee is always seeking volunteers to help at the drop-off.