If you are planning ahead to bring your springtime brush to the bulky waste transfer station in April or May, make sure to plan your visit early.
The Southington Town Council this week unanimously supported a move to reduce the hours at the Bulky Waste Transfer Station as part of an effort to reduce overtime costs and provide a sustainable service for town residents. The change will affect those who plan on using the transfer station later in the afternoon.
"We are reducing staffing by one emplyee and will reduce the hours. The station will no longer remain open until 5 p.m., instead closing at 3:30 p.m. as it normally would," said Councilman Peter Romano.
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All hours being cut will serve to reduce the overtime budget. There are no layoffs as part of the new plan, town staff said.
Councilwoman Dawn Miceli said she sees the move as a positive one, designed to make the operations more sustainable and provide a necessary service for Southington residents while addressing increased operations costs.
Staff said the change should have minimal effect on residents as the station was not heavily utilized between 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Residents will still need their stickers to use the transfer station. Vehicles without a sticker will be turned away. Hours during the spring are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
For more information, visit the town's website.
Will you take advantage of the station this spring? How will you adjust to the new hours?
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