During the holiday season, towns and villages modify their sanitation schedules so that workers don’t have to pick up recyclables or garbage, working on holidays.
J. Mark Peterlin, editor for AirmontScoop.com, said this year, the village of Airmont took one step further and posted a notice on its website, warning its residents that those who don’t honor the schedule change would receive violations. AirmontScoop.com, a local news website, posted the notice on its website.
But at a recent village board workshop meeting, the board decided to nix the “violation” part of the notice.
“This is a good example of the effectiveness of the local media in action, protecting the welfare of the citizens against the village bureaucracy,” Peterlin wrote in his email.
In any case, Airmont’s recyclables pickup originally scheduled for Dec. 25 will be canceled. Residents are asked to hold them until the next pick up date, Jan. 1.
Thanks to AirmontScoop.com, residents don’t have to worry about getting violation notices even when they mistakenly put them out.