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2015 Recycling and Trash Schedule


Sunoco Pipeline L.P. Maintenance Activity

Sunoco Pipeline L.P (“SPLP”) operates a high-pressure petroleum pipeline that may traverse residents properties situated in SPRING Township, BERKS County, PA. “SPLP” will be conducting a “Close Internal Survey” on the pipeline as part of its routine maintenance program. The purpose of the survey is to gather data on the current levels of cathodic protection (corrosion prevention controls) which are needed to protect the pipeline.The survey will consist of personnel walking along the pipeline with handheld probes and backpack equipment gathering cathodic protection readings. There will be no excavations associated with the survey and therefore, properties will not be disturbed. National Pipeline Services will be SPLP’s contractor for the survey and you may see their vehicles along the pipeline right-of-way.

The survey commenced in mid-July, and is expected to conclude in late-August. Due to the length of the pipeline and uncertainty of weather conditions that may prohibit work, we are unable to provide exact dates the survey will be performed.

Thank you in advance for your cooperation and patience as we perform this necessary survey. In the interim, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Chief Right of Way Agent, Jeffrey Brockett by phoning 610-670-3292, our Community Relations Representative, Don Zoladkiewicz by phoning 484-620-7589 or visit our website at www.sunocologistics.com.


 

ACT 129 ELECTRIC UTILITY REBATE PROGRAM

Act 129 requires electric utility companies to offer a rebate program under certain situations and conditions to their customers. The purpose of this program is to encourage you to improve and increase energy efficiency in your homes and businesses thereby reducing your electric costs.  Program pre-approval is not required for projects completed (installed) before May 31, 2010.  After May 31st there will be a pre-approval process that must be followed prior to the purchase and installation of equipment to be rebate eligible.  Please visit the following website www.pplelectric.com/e-power/ for more information.


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Rapid Emergency Notification System – Register Now

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERVICE IS ONLY AVAILABLE TO RESIDENTS AND BUSINESSES LOCATED WITHIN THE FOLLOWING MUNICIPALITIES:  Sinking Spring Borough, Township of Spring, West Reading Borough, and Wyomissing Borough.

 West Side Regional Emergency Management Agency

Serving the Boroughs of Sinking Spring, West Reading, Wyomissing and Twp of Spring
Thomas Bausher, Emergency Management Coordinator
2301 Monroe Ave, West Lawn, PA 19609
Phone 610.898.8060    Fax 610.898.8054


About Emergency Communications Network

Emergency Communications Network Inc. (ECN) provides affordable high-speed notification solutions capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECN’s sophisticated network supports a web-based product suite featuring CodeRED® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging.  For more information about Emergency Communications Network, visit emergencycommunications.net


NOTICE:  BERKS LANDFILL DELETED FROM SUPERFUND SITE LIST

The EPA has filed a Notice of Intent to Delete and Notice of Deletion of the Berks Landfill Superfund
Site from the National Priorities List.  Public is invited to review this documentation at the Spring Township Municipal Building in the Engineering and Planning Department and submit questions and comments to the EPA.


Electronics Recycling Law

wmPennsylvania’s new electronics recycling law takes effect in January and will mean a few changes for the residents of your community. Waste Management values our contract with all our Municipals/Cities  and wants to assure that the new law’s arrival does not affect your residents’ satisfaction with our service.

The new law bans the disposal of TV’s and computer equipment at transfer stations and landfills. Beginning January 1, 2013, our route crews will no longer pick up televisions and computer equipment for disposal. Computer equipment includes laptops, monitors, CPU’s, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouses, speakers, cables and battery backups. These items, if placed at the curb, will be left at the curb.

Here are a few other important points you and your residents should know about the state’s new electronics recycling law:

  • Households and operators of businesses with fewer than 50 employees have access to free recycling of TV’s and computer equipment. More information about electronics recycling service is available from our e-cycling Web site at http://wme-cyclesinpa.wm.com/index.jsp or from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Web site at www.depweb.state.pa.us. Your county recycling office also may be a source of useful information.
  • Companies recycling electronics in Pennsylvania must have R2 or similar certification that assures the public that any information contained in recycled devices is protected until the time the device is destroyed, and that human health and the environment are protected at all steps during the recycling process, whether the recycling occurs in the United States or abroad.