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Gettysburg’s residential trash contract will change to Waste Management beginning April 1

The borough will hold a mandatory public hearing on Monday, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss a potential zoning change that would allow vacation rentals as a right in the borough’s institutional zoning districts.

The next borough E-Cycling event is scheduled for March 19, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. Those wishing to drop off unwanted electronic equipment must make prior reservations. Contact Judie Butterfield at jbfd@comcast.net or 717-337-0724.

Gettysburg Borough announced on Monday that the residential solid waste and recycling provider will change to Waste Management Inc. (WM) as of April 1. Borough Manager Charles Gable said WM was the lowest, responsive, responsible bidder, winning out over Waste Connections which has provided service over the past 8 years. The new contract runs for 3 years with an option to renew for a fourth.

The borough said WM will be in touch with local residents about the switchover.

The council reminded residents they are required to recycle and should put out their recyclable materials for pickup. “You’re financially harming the borough by not recycling,”  said Gable.

Council member Judie Butterfield noted that recycling in the borough is single stream, allowing people to put all of their recycling in one bin, recycling was not difficult in the Borough: “We have it easy,” she said. “There are other communities in this area that have to sort out their recycling.”

In other news:

The South Street renovation project is continuing, with new garden walls being constructed in the next week.

Construction on the Shippensburg Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine Building Project has begun at the corner of Water and 4th Streets.

The borough unanimously approved new fixed-rate pricing for parades in the borough. Council member Chad-Alan Carr abstained on the vote, citing a conflict of interest.

Main Street Gettysburg CEO Jill Sellers said the county had begun working on the 250th anniversary event and that public comment was welcomed.

Police Chief Robert Glenny said the borough was in the process of updating its skateboard policy to deal with fast and dangerous electric skateboards that have appeared on borough sidewalks.

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