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Saugus compost site rules begin Saturday

SAUGUS – The town reopens its recycling drop-off site on Saturday where residents can rid themselves of paper, cardboard, bottles, cans and glass containers.The town’s compost center behind the Department of Public Works barn at 515 Main St. will also reopen. The compost site hours are Saturdays only, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. A seasonal fee of $25 to use the compost facility must be paid by check or money order. No cash will be accepted and no exceptions will be made, town officials said.Stickers to use the facility must be purchased at the Public Works office, at the Inspectional Services Department office at Town Hall, or at the compost site when open.Stickers must be permanently affixed on the lower left corner of the windshield. Vehicles with out-of-state plates will not be allowed into the compost facility. Vehicles without a sticker will not be allowed to enter.According to Public Works Director Joseph Attubato, yard waste must be in a brown paper compostable bag. Yard waste can also be brought to the site in open containers such as trash barrels for dumping. The yard will accept grass clippings, leaves and brush. Residents should note that no branches or tree limbs larger than 3 inches in diameter will be accepted.The compost facility will remain open until the first snow in the fall.Saugus will also be recycling television sets and computer monitors, up to three units, from residents only, at the recycling drop-off site. There is no pre-registration required for computer or TV equipment drop off, or any fee at this time, but a current driver’s license bearing the holder’s Saugus address is required.To make other arrangements for proof of residency or to ask questions about the two services, call the Inspectional Services Department at 781-231-4115.

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