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Deyermond Park Dedication – 4/26

The Town will be conducting a grand opening and dedication ceremony for the Warren C. “Buster” Deyermond Park located on Blanchard Street on Saturday, April 26th at 2:00 pm. More Information

Fire Water Flow Tests in Essex Street Area – 4/26

Fire water flow tests will be conducted on Saturday, April 26th. The first test will begin at 8:00 a.m. in the Essex Street area. Water may be discolored for a period of time in the ESSEX, RAILROAD & SCHOOL STREET AREAS. To help alleviate discoloration problems, please run your outside spigots until the water clears.

Trash & Recycling - 4/22-26

For the week of April 21st, Trash and Recycling will be delayed a day due to the Patriots Day holiday on Monday. All trash and recycling is to be curbside by 7:00 am. Please note that truck routes and schedules can change without notice during the day, so please have everything curbside by 7:00 am.

Curbside Leaf Collection begins - 4/22

Curbside leaf collection begins on Tuesday, April 22nd and ends on Saturday, May 31st. Spring collection is always the five weeks before Memorial Day weekend and the week of Memorial Day. More information may be found on page 2 of the Recycling Trash Guide. More Information

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Work – 4/21-25

Contractors will be performing fire hydrant maintenance work on the following streets listed below. Water service will be disrupted between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm on the noted days. Drivers may experience delays and detours. Questions may be addressed to the Water Division at (978) 623-8390.

Monday, 4/21: Patriot’s Day – No hydrant replacements scheduled
Tuesday, 4/22: 1-22 Hidden Road, 1-31 Porter Road, all of Forbes Lane, all of Karlton Circle, all of Hammond Way
Wednesday, 4/23: 50-129 Summer Street, 2 Stratford Road, 2 Upland Road
Thursday, 4/24: 1-10 Bancroft Road
Friday, 4/25: 17-49 Summer Street

Zero Waste Day - 5/3

The Andover Recycling Committee is holding their annual Zero Waste Day on Saturday May 3rd, 9am – Noon, at Brickstone Square lower parking lot. This event strives to reduce and prevent waste. This is a great opportunity to donate items to organizations that can be re-used instead of disposed of in household trash. More Information

Compost Bins & Rain Barrels

Sponsored by the Andover Recycling Committee, residents may pre-order Compost Bins and Rain Barrels and receive 40% off retail pricing. Bins and Barrels may be picked up at Zero Waste Day on May 3rd. More Information

Enmore Street Utility Work

Utility work will begin on April 14th on Enmore Street between #28 Enmore and Dufton Road. Residents in this area may experience interruptions in water service. Drivers may experience detours and delays in the Enmore Street/Dufton Road neighborhood. Upon completion of the scheduled work, water may be discolored for a period of time. Please run an outside spigot to alleviate this issue. Questions may be addressed to the Water Division at (978) 623-8390.

Coping with Caregiving Series

BoomerVenture is sponsoring a series of discussions on caregiving on Thursday nights in April. Experts in the field will offer important information about caring for aging loved ones, relatives and friends. More Information

Committee Members Needed

Much of the business of town government is conducted by appointed volunteers who contribute generously of their time and effort. The Town of Andover currently has approximately 31 appointed commissions, councils, and committees with members typically serving three-year terms. Click here for more information on vacancies and how to apply.

New “Solarize Andover” Initiative

Andover has been selected to participate in the Solarize Mass Program sponsored by the Mass Clean Energy Center and the Mass Department of Energy Resources. Solarize Mass seeks to increase the adoption of small-scale solar electricity in participating communities through a competitive tiered pricing structure that increases the savings for everyone as more home and business owners sign contracts. This initiative is being spearheaded by members of the Andover Green Advisory Board, in collaboration with Town staff. More Information

Recycling and Trash Guide for Residents

The 2013-2014 Recycling/Trash Guide for Residents is now available. Please note that there are changes and additions inside this year’s Guide. Milk and juice cartons are now accepted in recycling. The Board of Health has introduced a new Sharps Collection Program. The Recycling Committee has published a new “Recyclopedia” A-Z Guide for Reuse and Recycling. Plastic bags are not allowed with curbside recycling as it contaminates the recycling stream. To avoid contamination, recyclable items in plastic bags will no longer be collected – simply put your recyclable items straight into a bin or barrel used for recycling. The only exception to this is clear bags may be used for shredded paper. Please direct any questions in regards to the Guide to or by calling 978-623-8350, option 1.

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