POTSDAM -- Casella Waste Services says it is sorry, but the new trash bags they are requiring village residents to use have not arrived on time, so the start date for when people must begin using them has been pushed back.
The company had hoped to have customers start using the new orange 15- and 30-gallon bags when they arrived, and phasing out by Sept. 1 the stickers village residents have been attaching to their own bags.
“Our supplier had guaranteed us delivery of the bags prior to Aug. 1, which we announced to you as the program start date. Due to the not delivering the bags on the expected date we will accept stickers on bags through Tuesday, Sept. 17,” Casella said in a letter.
The bags are now available at the Village of Potsdam Offices in the Civic Center; Potsdam IGA, Elm Street; Potsdam Save a Lot, Market Street; Kinney Drug Stores on Maple and Market Streets; Evans and White, Maple Street; and at Casella Waste Service on Maple Street and at 472 West Parishville Rd.
The new bags cost $14 for a package of 10 15-gallon bags or a package of five 30-gallon bags, tax-free.
People may use the stickers they still have on trash pickups through Sept. 17.
Stickers left over after that may be redeemed for bags – one sticker per 15-gallon bag, two stickers per 30-gallon bag -- at the Civic Center and both Casella Waste Service locations through Sept. 30.
The cost for bags are: 15 gallon (packages of 10) - $14 tax exempt or 30 gallon (packages of 5) - $14 tax exempt.
The bags are marked “for trash only” and contain the village seal and Casella logo.
The bags will be used for trash only; recyclables will continue to be placed in the “no-sort” bins.
For more information contact Casella at 888-565-2046.