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Extra Special Recycling Collections for FY15

The Department of Municipal Services is pleased to announce that two special recycling collections have been added to the calendar in the Fall of 2014 in addition to the regular Spring collections. All of the special HHW and CRT Collections take place at the West Elementary School from 9am until 1pm.

HHW (Household Hazardous Waste) Collection
The Fall HHW Collection will take place on Saturday September 13th. The Spring HHW Collection will take place on Saturday May 16th. Please note that residents are reminded that waiting lines WILL NOT be allowed to form early. Please refer to page 2 of the Recycling/Trash Guide for more detailed information as to what is accepted at this collection.

CRT & Electronics Collection
The Fall CRT Collection will take place on Saturday September 27th. The Spring CRT Collection will take place on Saturday June 6th. Please note that residents are reminded that waiting lines WILL NOT be allowed to form early. Please refer to page 2 of the Recycling/Trash Guide for more detailed information in regards to fees and as to what is accepted at this collection.

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High Street Closure

High Street will be closed for sewer line work between Haverhill Street and Walnut Street starting on Thursday, August 21th. The road will be closed for 5 or 6 days between the hours of 7:00 am to 4:00 pm, and vehicle traffic will be detoured.

River Road Paving Work

Town contractors are currently performing pre-paving road preparation work on River Road, from the Lawrence line to Cross Street (omitting the State sections and from Brundrette to Chandler). Final paving will be completed in the near future. Motorists may experience periodic delays when work is being performed.

Public Health Advisory on Bats & Rabies

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Fire Hydrant Maintenance Work

Contractors will be performing scheduled maintenance on fire hydrants on the streets listed below. Water service will be disrupted during the daytime hours on the dates noted. Drivers may experience detours and delays at some locations.

Wednesday, 8/20: 45-101 Elm St, 1-16 Summer St

Voter Registration Deadline – 8/20

The deadline to have registered to vote or change party affiliation for the September 9th State Primary Election was Wednesday, August 20th at 8:00 p.m. More Information

Summertime Safety Tips

Child Safety and Fire Safety

AYS RISE Summer Program

Andover Youth Services is now accepting registrations for it 2014 RISE Summer Program for six through ninth grade students. Programs begin on June 30th. Register on-line or at the AYS Office located at 37 Pearson Street. More Information

Committee Members Needed

Much of the business of town government is conducted by appointed volunteers who contribute generously of their time and effort. The Town of Andover currently has approximately 31 appointed commissions, councils, and committees with members typically serving three-year terms. Click here for more information on vacancies and how to apply.

BoomerVenture Summer Program

BoomerVenture's "Spring Into Summer" series kicks off on May 27th and runs through August 11th at the Center at Punchard, 30 Whittier Court. Registration is going on now. More Information

“Solarize Andover” Initiative

Andover has been selected to participate in the Solarize Mass Program sponsored by the Mass Clean Energy Center and the Mass Department of Energy Resources. Solarize Mass seeks to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity in participating communities through a competitive tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more home and business owners sign contracts. More Information

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