If you live in Bangor and are wondering how you'll ever fit all of the remnants of Christmas morning into your one allotted trash bin, worry not: The City of Bangor recently sent word that they have a solution for all that. Just after the New Year, they're going to have an extra dumpster set up at their Public Works Facility.


According to the City of Bangor's website,  residents will be able to throw extra trash associated with the holidays, such as wrapping paper, Christmas trees, cardboard, and such into the extra dumpster that will be located at the Public Works location off of Maine Avenue.

Bangor Public Works Director, Aaron Huotari says they will wait the extra week to give folks who may have a delayed holiday gathering some time to celebrate and unwrap all their gifts!

"We will be allowing residents to drop off excess holiday waste from January 2nd through January 8th.

"Bangor residents will have the opportunity to drop off excess wrapping paper, bows, boxes, and live Christmas trees (not the plastic & metal ones)... during daylight hours ...An attendant will be on duty to ensure other waste is not being dumped. Household garbage, bulky waste, demolition debris, and universal/electronic/hazardous waste will not be accepted."

Normal garbage such as household waste or demolition debris will still have to be disposed of in the usual manner. If you end up with more of this type of waste than you can fit into your bin, the folks at Public Works suggest either purchasing a second bin or asking a neighbor who might have room in theirs, if you could toss your trash in that bin.

And don't forget, because of the Christmas holiday on Monday, trash collection that week will be delayed by one day.

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