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By order of the Town of Keene Town Board - The cost to dispose of garbage will increase to 20 cents per pound at the Keene Transfer Station, effective January 1, 2019.
HOLIDAY LIGHING CONTEST
The Judging for the 2018 Town of Keene Holiday Lighting Contest will take place on the evening of Tuesday, December 18th. There will be four residential and two commercial winners selected. The winning selections will be based on how the judges perceive the display conveys the spirit of the season. Each winner will receive a $25 cash prize.
If you would like your display to be judged and you do not live on Market Street, Adirondack Street, Church Street or Routes 73 & 9N (close to the Hamlets), please call the Town Hall (576-4444) by noon on Monday, December 17th to sign up.
KEENE YOUTH COMMISSION BOARD
The Keene Recreation Committee has two vacancies open on their "Youth Commission Board". The Board meets once a month at the Keene Town Hall and works on various programs for the Town's youth.
Anyone interested in making a difference in the lives of the children of the Town of Keene is asked to send a letter of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
TOWN BOARD MEETINGS
Thanks to Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), some of our technical difficulties have been addressed. We still are not able to post agendas before the meeting but we are able to post minutes after. Thanks for your patience.
Keene Transfer Station is now using Zero-Sort Recycling. Start saving tipping fees by recycling more, instead of throwing it away, you will be able to put more recyclables in the Zero-Sort compactor: magazines and phone books, newspapers, file folders and office paper, mail and greeting cards, all plastic containers (#1-7), large rigid plastics, metal cans and glass bottles and jars. Separate containers will be available for cardboard and boxboards and for metal (consider putting your metal cans here) to be picked up by Casella and treated as a revenue.
ABSOLUTELY NO PLASTIC BAGS CAN BE PUT INTO THE ZERO-SORT COMPACTOR!!!
Zero-Sort Recycling Guides are available at the Transfer Station, Town Hall, Keene and Keene Valley Libraries, Valley Grocery and McDonough's Valley Hardware.
New: The Town is now accepting Electronic Equipment for Recycling, CLICK HERE to view list. (Charges may apply)
Other fees to keep in mind:
Freon removal charge - $20
All Electronics with screens (tvs, monitors, laptops, etc.) - $20
Tires - $3 for up to 16 inch, $5 for over 16 inch and $25 for large tractor tires.
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MUNICIPAL BURN BAN
The Town of Keene has received notice from DEC that there will be a burn ban for Municipalities beginning July 1st. Therefore, until further notice, NO BRUSH will be accepted at the transfer station AFTER Friday, June 28th, 2013.
Shopping time! Funtime!
Essex County Transportation and Town of Keene is here to help you enjoy the season.
Shopping busses are open to all Essex County Residents! Click here for schedules and information about the weekly Friday Senior Lunch for all Essex County Seniors.