Moment with the Mayor for October 27, 2018
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day
On Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10 AM to 2 PM, Wadsworth police officers will be collecting expired, unused, or unwanted prescription medication as a part of the DEA's National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Simply pull up your car to the police department public lobby area at 120 Maple Street, and an officer will retrieve your medication so it can be properly disposed of. Before you bring in any medication, make sure to mark out your name and address from any labels. You can also secure loose pills in Ziploc bags; however, no syringes will be accepted.
Fall leaf pick-up will officially begin on October 29, 2018. Collection will occur on alternate sides of the City, beginning with East of SR-94, and then West of SR-94, with the final date dependent on the leaf drop and weather conditions. You can also see the City’s website for the scheduled dates. Please have your leaves at the curb by Monday of your collection week. After the final collection at the end of the season, you will need to bag your leaves, tag them with a yard waste sticker, and call the Transfer Station at 330.335.2847 for pick-up. Please know that it will take crews the entire designated week to do your half of the City. As weather worsens and leaves become more plentiful, it may take extra time for a truck to return to your area. Leaves should be left loose and only be raked to the tree lawn, not put into bags or left in the street. If the leaves on the grass cause it to lose some color as it goes dormant, know that the grass will perk right back up in the spring. Please do not put sticks, brush, ornamental grasses, roots, grass clippings, flower stalks or large solid objects in with the leaves, as they clog the machines and cause damage and costly delays. As you drive, please be extra cautious to ensure the safety of the City crews providing this service. It is essential that leaves not be raked into the street, where they can cause a number of serious problems, such as flooding and damage to City storm sewers, and damage to homeowners’ basements when storm sewers become clogged. Leaves in the street also create hazardous driving conditions for drivers as they swerve to avoid piles, and children may play in them, finding themselves in a dangerous situation.
Until next week…….
Mayor Robin Laubaugh