Mount Airy * Woodbine * Taylorsville * Winfield

SOUTHWEST --

February 04, 1993

Paper-clogged drains prompt meeting

Mount Airy Mayor Gerald R. Johnson will meet with local newspaper distributors at 2 p.m. Wednesday to address concerns about newspapers clogging the town's storm drains.

Mr. Johnson said free newspapers are left lying around and end up being washed down storm drains. Councilman Marcum N. Nance complained that free newspapers are delivered to residents whether they want them or not.

One resident suggested that the town invite distributors of metropolitan newspapers to the meeting because those newspapers are often thrown on lawns. The mayor said that residents with delivery problems should call their newspaper.

"If it's something you pay for, it's something you should work out with them," he said.

Residents urged to use clear bags for trash

Mount Airy residents are reminded to use clear plastic trash bags and to place trash and recyclables at the curb the night before pickup.

Town officials met recently with Eastern Waste Industries to resolve some complaints about service.

Mayor Gerald R. Johnson said EWI will begin trash service at 4:30 a.m. to avoid rush hour traffic. Residents, he said, should place their trash out the night before to avoid being missed.

The mayor commended residents participating in the recycling program. About 30 percent of the town's trash is being recycled, he said.

Mr. Johnson said he wanted to encourage those who are not recycling to do so.

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