GILFORD — Selectmen are considering solutions to a new trash problem at the Glendale Docks that became known during the past week, Town Administrator Scott Dunn has reported.
Dunn said that for years the town has had three trash receptacles inside a three-sided fence and one recycling receptacle outside the fence. As an experiment, the town put an additional recycling bin in the area but it apparently "interfered with postal operations services."
"I learned from a resident this week that the post office stopped delivering the mail," said Dunn.
He said the town removed both recycling containers from the Glendale Docks for two reasons: The receptacles' location was preventing the Post Service from delivering mail and that the recycling receptacles were continually being contaminated by regular house hold trash and occasional construction debris.
"Part of the problem were having in Glendale is illegal dumping," he said, noting the dumpster area is open and he feels that other people are dumping their trash there when the attendants are gone for the evening.
He also said that with no recycling receptacle, the three dumpsters are over-flowing despite the fact that Waste Management empties them three times a week.
Dunn also noted that for Gilford recycling is every expensive. He said that the town pays a hauler by the yard not by weight for shipping recyclables and without a compactor, they are shipping air.
He said all of the options would be presented to selectmen at last night's meeting and some of the solutions he would recommend are better security of the area and whether or not they will continue with the recycling bins at Glendale.
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