The Board of Health continues to discuss ongoing issues with Republic Services trash and recycle collection. Members of the Board of Health and the town staff have reached out to ascertain potential recourse. A certified letter has been mailed to Republic requesting their attendance at the Board of Health meeting on July 24, 2018 regarding the licensure of Republic Services as a hauler in town. All members of the public are encouraged to bring their questions and concerns. Residents are encouraged to call Republic and demand (per individual agreements) additional pick up services and/or refund for missed pick-ups. In they do not appear at the meeting on July 24, 2018 their attendance will be requested at a Public Hearing scheduled for September 11, 2018.

The Board of Health has also asked us to share the following information about switching vendors if residents want immediate recourse from Republic. This information is from E.L. Harvey (licensed Hubbardston Hauler).

“The best way we can help is for residents to call us at 800-321-3002 as soon as possible to set up new service so we can get bins out to them and schedule them for service.  We service residents of Hubbardston weekly on Thursday for Waste and every other week for recycle (B week, which is this week and week of July 12th next).  If we can get them in our system, set up and routed we will be able to deliver them a 96 gal bin next week on Saturday (delayed one day due to holiday).  If they sign up before, we can still take their loose bags for Trash next Thursday and pick-up their recycle on the 12th.  I realize this does alleviate the trash and recycle built up from Republic right now, but if a resident calls Republic for a removal of service, I assume they would take it along with the bin.”

For more information, questions or concerns, please contact the Board of Health directly. Contact information is as follows:

Phone: 978-928-1400 x 212

Email: health@hubbardstonma.us

Mailing Address: 7 Main Street # 2, Hubbardston MA 01452

Hours: Monday: 2:00pm – 7:00pm

            Tuesday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

            Wednesday: 9:00am – 2:00pm

            Thursday: CLOSED