Patrick Collins

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Diving Into Pay As You Throw Proposal for Municipal Solid Waste in Greenwich

On Monday a workshop format meeting in First Selectman Camillo’s office included discussion on Pay As You Throw. There was discussion of unintended consequences and the possibility of instituting tipping fees for residents and private haulers instead. Continue Reading →

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First Selectman’s Proposed 20-21 Budget: What’s Cut? What’s Funded?

Cuts include police directing traffic on Greenwich Avenue. New would be “Pay As You Throw” at the dump. Residents would not have to pay to to recycle, but would be required to purchase special bags for their trash at local retailers. Continue Reading →

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Plastic Bag Ban is Almost Here; New Plastic Bag Bin Added to Holly Hill

The plastic bag ordinance goes into effect on Sept 12. Businesses who have a supply of plastic bags they haven’t used up can apply for an exemption. A reusable bag drive is being planned and reusable bags are begin discounted at one local grocery store. Continue Reading →

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NEW: Household Hazardous Waste Day, May 6, to Include All Types of Paint

The Town of Greenwich will hold a collection for Household Hazardous Waste on Saturday, May 7, from 8 am to 1 pm at the Island Beach parking lot. New this year: All types of paint will be accepted — oil and latex! Continue Reading →

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GFP Top Stories of the Week: Feb 27-March 5, 2017

As February turned to March, news was dominated by Greenwich High School. The police initiated a traffic enforcement campaign. The Diversity Awareness Club held their annual diversity week, and there was a student protest at Greenwich High School. The Greenwich Police promoted two of their finest. A house in Milbrook came on the market, garnering much interest. Continue Reading →

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Don’t Scrape off Your 2016 Beach Sticker; Holly Hill Honors Expired Stickers

Since the Parks & Rec Dept announced they will not issue beach stickers for 2017 – instead incorporating vehicle information into beach pass bar codes – residents who rely on the stickers for entrance to Holly Hill have been in a quandary. Continue Reading →

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Hazardous Waste Day Fills Drums, Buckets and Boxes

Residents turned out in droves to safely dispose of a variety of hazardous materials ranging from insecticides to snow melt. The Town contracted with Care Environmental Corp to handle all hazardous materials, but the DPW, Fire Dept., Greenwich Police and staff from Holly Hill Resource Recovery all played a part in the effort. Continue Reading →

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