Bulk pick-up for Ida debris?

Any chance that Maplewood will have a bulk pick up?  Or will we have to wait until September 18 to drop off or try to arrange a pick up with Waste Management?

Thanks


Driving around Maplewood I saw piles of stuff out. They must be going to have pickup very soon.


Maplewood is working on a plan for bulk pick-up.  This would be in addition to the bulk drop-off on September 18th.


yahooyahoo said:

Maplewood is working on a plan for bulk pick-up.  This would be in addition to the bulk drop-off on September 18th.

 What bulk drop-off and where?


ridski said:

 What bulk drop-off and where?

 DPW Boyden avenue.


Jaytee said:

ridski said:

 What bulk drop-off and where?

 DPW Boyden avenue.

 Hmm… I thought I was signed up for comms from Maplewood for this kind of thing, and I had no idea. Was it in the Maplewood Leaflet? 


Tropical Storm Ida Update and Labor Day message from Mayor Frank

I hope that this communication finds everyone safe after last Wednesday night's storm Ida. Throughout our community people continue to address flooding that impacted their home or business.

Wednesday night's storm lasted only eight hours but caused significant damage. Our community had so many heroes who put themselves in harm’s way in dangerous conditions as our residents were urged to shelter in place - from our police officers such as Justin Moen and Giovanne Cruz, to our public works team led by Cesare Riccardi, to our firefighters like Alejandro Colatruglio and Anthony Fortunato. There were also volunteers who stepped up like resident Ed Meade. Their heroism is greatly appreciated by everyone and during Thursday evening's Township Committee meeting, we will formally recognize them.

As I toured our community on Thursday and Friday to assess the storm’s impact from College Hill to Hilton to Midland Boulevard to Lightning Brook to Golf Island and our business districts, every neighborhood was impacted, but despite the damage it was encouraging to see neighbors and residents helping each other.

I want to recognize the untimely passing of our Maplewood family member. We were saddened to learn about their death and we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones. We are also saddened by the loss of a couple who were beloved professors at Iona College. They were the parents of one of our Maplewood families. We ask that everyone lift them up in your prayers while respecting their privacy during this difficult time.

Impact

The Township held an emergency management meeting on Friday to begin a full assessment of events during the storm and damage to town property and facilities. Four police cars and one fire department vehicle were lost as our police and fire departments responded to over 200 calls and conducted approximately 40 water rescues. Water damage to our municipal facilities and property included The Woodland, Civic House, playgrounds and courts, the municipal pool, Main Library Building, and our Memorial Park bridges

Ida was much more intense than predicted - another example that climate change is real. As a municipality we will continue to identify and implement safeguards both pre and post storm to stay safe.

Maplewood Bulk Drop Off request and pick up

As part of the Township’s commitment to assist with clean up from the aftermath of Ida, we will conduct a one time bulk pickup for Ida-related damaged items only. The town will conduct the pickup program similar to our leaf pick up program.

We will start with section 6 (from the west side of Ridgewood Road up through the reservation) on Thursday September 9th after Rosh Hashanah and work our way section-by-section down to section number one (Springfield Avenue heading east).

At this time, we’re not going to provide finite dates but ranges because we’re not sure about the amount of material that needs to be picked up as each section might take a day or two.

Please find below a link to our township webpage which has the leaf map so you can see which section your home resides in town and plan accordingly.

https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/leaf-collection-landscapers/pages/leaf-c...

Memorial Library Closed

As a result of flood damage, our Main Library will not reopen to the public before our construction project begins. Please visit our Hilton Branch at 1688 Springfield Ave. https://www.maplewoodlibrary.org/

Township Committee Meeting

Please be advised that out of respect for Rosh Hashanah we will hold our Township Committee meeting this Thursday September 9th at 7:30pm instead of Tuesday. We will cover several topics / discussion items including the petition regarding the turf grass fields, the need for a rehabilitation study with regard to the Gleason Cleaners location, our Community Board on Police ordinance, Outdoor dining and parklets, and Cannabis adult use regulations released by the state.

https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/township-committee/agenda/final-agenda-t...

September 11 event

At 8:30 am on Saturday September 11th, we will hold a 9/11 remembrance event outside the Hilton Branch Library at 1688 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood. Please join us as we pay our respects to those who lost their lives on that day.

Back to School

On behalf of the township committee we want to wish all the families in our community a successful and safe school year. Please find below a link to the school district returning to school information.

https://www.somsd.k12.nj.us/headlines/2021/09/01/somsd-fall-2021-return-...

Covid

Although we experienced a very difficult week as a result of Ida, the COVID pandemic is ongoing. As of Friday evening we have 1732 confirmed cases and have had 15 cases since September 1st. If you have not been vaccinated by now, please do so - unless you are immunocompromised or abstaining for religious reasons. Also when going indoors strongly consider wearing a mask if it’s not required. Thank you.

Happy Labor Day

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Rosh Hashanah

To everyone in our community who celebrate Rosh Hashanah - Shanah Tovah. May this year be filled with health and happiness for you and your family.

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ridski said:

Jaytee said:

ridski said:

 What bulk drop-off and where?

 DPW Boyden avenue.

 Hmm… I thought I was signed up for comms from Maplewood for this kind of thing, and I had no idea. Was it in the Maplewood Leaflet? 

 It wouldn't have been in the leaflet because it's a one-off in response to the storm, not something that would have been planned ahead in order to have been included there.


sac said:

 It wouldn't have been in the leaflet because it's a one-off in response to the storm, not something that would have been planned ahead in order to have been included there.

 

yahooyahoo said:

Maplewood is working on a plan for bulk pick-up.  This would be in addition to the bulk drop-off on September 18th.

 


sac said:

ridski said:

Jaytee said:

ridski said:

 What bulk drop-off and where?

 DPW Boyden avenue.

 Hmm… I thought I was signed up for comms from Maplewood for this kind of thing, and I had no idea. Was it in the Maplewood Leaflet? 

 It wouldn't have been in the leaflet because it's a one-off in response to the storm, not something that would have been planned ahead in order to have been included there.

The bulk drop-off on September 18th is the normal bulk drop-off that takes place 2x per year at the Boyden Ave recycling center.

https://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/public-works-division/pages/bulk-drop-program

The bulk pick-up that has been scheduled starting later this week is a one-off due to the storm. They will pick-up at your home.


Well I'll be... I didn't know we even had a bulk drop-off anymore, I thought they'd been scrapped and we just had our weekly/monthly bulk pick-up from whoever our garbage company was.


I received the email from Mayor Frank about this and other Ida followup that Max posted above and saw the same message posted in multiple places on Facebook.


We did not have much out today  on our street but it was all taken. Hurrah!


galileo said:

We did not have much out today  on our street but it was all taken. Hurrah!

 By whom? The town? It's not supposed to start until Thursday.


I see a lot of stuff at the curb around town that is clearly not flood-damaged. I wonder if the pick-up guys are going to pick and choose or just grab everything.


steel said:

I see a lot of stuff at the curb around town that is clearly not flood-damaged. I wonder if the pick-up guys are going to pick and choose or just grab everything.

This may not apply to what you’re seeing, but some of our stuff that absorbed sewer backup looked none the worse for it.


On the bright side, -I guess that anything that is not picked up by the 18th can then be dropped off at the DPW yard that day, -assuming that folks have or can find the means of transportation.


Meanwhile, a friend of mine just called me after driving through Manville this morning. He said the devastation there is "apocalyptic". He swears that he could see the mud watermark twenty feet (!) up on the trees. The entire area smells dank and there are neighborhoods where it appears that homes have almost the entirety of their processions out on the front lawns and curbs.

A Chevy dealership on nearby Rt 22 just north of Manville had their entire lot's inventory lifted and washed onto the Lexus dealership lot next door.

The phrase "Count our blessings" comes to mind.


steel said:

I see a lot of stuff at the curb around town that is clearly not flood-damaged. I wonder if the pick-up guys are going to pick and choose or just grab everything.

They just picked up my messed up carpets over in Section 3. They are using a claw type machine like what they use to dump leaves in the trucks. Everything goes so don't leave stuff in those green tarps I often see on the curbside. 


DPW just picked up the downed town tree limbs in front of my house in Section 2  They are moving pretty quickly now.   




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