HUDSON — Starting this week, the city is returning to a two-day recycling pickup schedule.
If your garbage is collected on Mondays, then your recycling will be picked up on Wednesdays. Likewise if your garbage is collected on Tuesdays, your recycling will be picked up on Thursdays.
The Department of Public Works suggests that everyone in Hudson puts out their recyclables the night before, as most pickups will take place in the early morning.
Department of Public Works Superintendent Rob Perry said Hudson is returning to a two=day recycling pickup schedule similar to what was instituted from 1988 to 2014. This is mainly because the influx of new residents is too much for the department to handle with one day of pickup.
“We used to do 4 to 5 tons of recycling,” Perry said. “Now we do 11 to 12 tons per week.”
“It is not the lowest priority on our list, but it is damn close to it,” Perry said.
The DPW is stretched thin and since Christmas trees don’t smell when they decompose, Perry is not worried about removing them.
When the sanitation workers have a slow day, the trees will be collected and brought to a wood chipper behind St. Mary’s Church. The deadline for the city to pick up Christmas trees is Jan. 28.
Direct any questions or concerns to the DPW office at 518-828-9458.