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Jay ceasing debris collection

Jay Department of Public Works Director Chris Garrow has announced that the town of Jay will cease the collection of debris from Hurricane Irene on Sept. 30. The highway department will continue to pick up debris that is left by the road until that point. If you feel the town has missed you, please call the Town of Jay Supervisor’s Office at 647-2204.

The Environmental Protection Agency will be making rounds throughout the town of Jay to collect any hazardous waste for residents affected by the flood. Please put any hazardous materials in a separate pile at the curb from the debris that the town of Jay will be collecting.

The Department of Environmental Conservation has been collecting fuel tanks that were involved in the flood and contaminated. These tanks need to be removed as they will rust from the inside out. If your tank was removed by the DEC and it was your primary source of fuel, please follow these guidelines.

•Contact Jacqui Metzger at National Vacuum at 743-0563. She will provide you with a receipt/letter. This letter can be mailed or faxed to you by her.

•If you qualify for Social Services, please bring this receipt/letter to Essex County Social Services.

•If you do not qualify for Social Services, please take this receipt/letter directly to FEMA.

The town of Jay would like to extend its most sincere gratitude to all who donated their time as volunteers in the kitchen. The town is also thankful for all the gracious donations of food from area businesses, box stores and individuals, all making it possible for us, in conjunction with the Au Sable Forks Volunteer Fire Department, to provide meals for hundreds of residents affected by Hurricane Irene, the Army National Guard, volunteers, firefighters, ambulance crews, contractors and everyone else involved in the relief effort. At this time, Jay has taken in all the supplies it can utilize given the storage space that is available to it.

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