Trash Pickup Reminder: Friday, April 8

If you put your trash out last night and it wasn’t picked up today, don’t fret, they are picking up tomorrow because of Labor Day delay.

“Ace will not collect this Labor Day nor Thanksgiving Day. All collections will be a day later, including on Saturday.”

Also, if you want to throw away your old trash can, put a note on it with something similar to “throw away” so that ACE will be assured you want them to take it away.

New Garbage Company Pickup Starts September 1st

REMINDER:  ACE Environmental will begin collecting garbage, recycling, yard waste and junk under contract by the City.  City employees will no longer be collecting these items.

Tomorrow, September 1st, will be the first day under this new company.

As of March 1, 2016, the City will no longer be recycling glass. Please place glass in your garbage not your recycling carts.  Ace will not collect glass when they begin service.

FAQ’S concerning contracted Sanitation Services:

Q: When will Ace Environmental begin collecting my garbage, recycling, and yard waste?

A: Ace will begin collecting these materials on September 1, 2016.

Q: Will I have to begin paying for garbage, recycling, and yard waste collection?

A: No.

Q: Where will I request a new garbage or recycle roll cart?

A: You will make your request for a new roll cart at City Hall.  Ace will deliver the cart to you.

Q: Can I take my roll cart(s) with me when I move?

A: Carts that are delivered after July 1, 2016 will belong to Ace. If you have any of these carts, you will need to inform Ace before you move so they can make arrangements to pick the cart(s) up.

Q: Will the day my garbage, recycling, and yard waste is collected change?

A: In some cases it will.  Ace will be collecting these materials only on Thursdays and Fridays.  You will be notified by Ace prior to September 1, 2016 when you collection day will be.

Q: Will leaves, grass, and brush still be collected?

A: Yes; however,  leaves and grass will have to be bagged.  All brush, including limbs, will need to be tied and bundled.

Q: Why should I bag leaves and grass?

A: Bagging leaves and grass helps our community in several ways:

  • Leaves and grass will no longer wash down storm drains, clogging them

  • Leaves will no longer blow to neighboring properties from piles along the street

  • Bags will be more uniform and orderly, no eyesores or smell from decaying grass and leaves

  • Bags can more quickly be collected by sanitation workers on a weekly basis

Q: Why should I bundle brush?

  • Bundled brush will be more uniform and orderly, not sprawled all along the street

  • Bundled brush will be more quickly collected by sanitation workers and loaded in a garbage type truck

  • Yards will no longer be dug up by the claws on brush grabber trucks

  • Sanitation workers will be less prone to injury to eyes, bee stings, snake bites

Q: When will yard waste be collected?

A: Yard waste will be collected weekly.

Q: Will there be a limit on how much yard waste is collected weekly?

A: Yes, yard waste will be limited to 2 cubic yards (about 1 pickup truck load) per week. This will ensure every residence is served each week.

Q: Will Ace collect yard waste generated by contracted service providers like lawn service companies?

A: No, the contractor must dispose of these materials at the public landfill.

Q: Will Ace collect building materials, tires, and/or electronics?

A: No.  These items will need to be taken to a county recycling convenience center such as the one on Hipps Road off Harrison Bridge Road below Target or the Twin Chimneys landfill.

Q: Will Ace collect appliances, furniture, and other large bulk items?

A: Yes, large bulk items such as sofas and washers/dryers, will be limited to one item collected per week if less than 50#.  Other bulk item collection must be scheduled with Ace.  In some cases, Ace will not collect refrigerators and gas appliances.  Call Ace if you have any of these items to dispose of before placing them curbside.

Q: What about holiday collection.

A: Ace will not collect this Labor Day nor Thanksgiving Day. All collections will be a day later, including on Saturday.


For additional information, click here –>  Simpsonville Public Works

Geese of Foxwood

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Caution early risers, the last few mornings, a gaggle of geese have been enjoying Glen & Mary Auvil’s yard at 206 Spring Meadow Road.

Here are some Fun Facts about Geese for Kids:

  • Some geese migrate every year. Others stay in the same place year round.
  • Geese eat seeds, nuts, grass, plants and berries. They love blueberries.
  • Geese can live almost anywhere. They like fields, parks and grassy areas near water.
  • Geese fly in a “V” formation. If one goose is injured, other geese will stay with it until it dies or can rejoin the flock.
  • Geese are sometimes raised like chickens for their meat or eggs. 
  • Male geese protect the nest while the female geese sit on the eggs.

 

Did you know that geese:

– eat more than 1-5 lbs of grass per day
– produce about 1-2 lbs of waste per day
– average about 5 goslings per year
– weigh 20 to 25 lbs
– mate for life and will stay together
throughout the year
– are federally protected by the
Migratory Bird Treaty Act