Solid Waste Division Ends Extended Saturday Hours

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Guam -The Guam Solid Waste Management Division (SWMD) has announced that effective September 1, 2010, its offices will no longer be open on Saturdays, and the regular Monday to Friday (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) schedule will resume.

“The extended Saturday hours were necessary to respond adequately to the increased demand generated by the re-registration of residential customers for the new cart-based trash collection system,” said Receiver Representative David L. Manning. “The rollout has now been successfully completed, and the SWMD office can now resume its regular schedule.”

The schedule for the transfer stations at Agat, Dededo, and Malojloj remains the same: Thursday to Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. In addition to trash, the transfer stations continue to accept the following recyclable materials:

* Glass Bottles and Jars: All colored glass, including clear, green, brown and blue (Labels are okay but no caps, lids or plastic containers)

* Cardboard: Cardboard boxes and old corrugated cardboard (No cereal boxes or waxed cardboard)

There is no charge for recyclables brought to any transfer station.