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Change in Sanitation Schedule Due to Memorial Day Holiday

Spring Clean-Up Scheduled for May 15th & 16th

Date:    May 1, 2020

Re:       PSA-Town of Halifax Annual Spring Clean-up

The Town of Halifax Solid Waste Department will conduct its annual free spring clean-up for town residents and businesses by appointment only on Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th. This service will be subject to the following conditions:

  1. Residents and businesses are required to call the Halifax Town Hall (434-476-2343) for notification to remove discarded household/business items and yard debris too large for regular trash pick-up and must give their name, telephone number and physical address (notification for sign-up must be made prior to 12:00 noon on Wednesday, May 13th).
  2. Only household/business items that can be lifted by two grown men will be accepted, and no caustic solvents, toxic or hazardous materials or petroleum based liquids will be permitted.
  3. Tree limbs and brush must be cut in lengths no greater than 4 feet and neatly piled by participant along with qualifying household/business items near the curbside of the property or customary pick up site to be easily visible and accessible from the road by Town Solid Waste personnel.
  4. Town employees will not be responsible for cutting or removing tree trunks or tree limbs with a diameter of 4 inches or greater.
  5. The Solid Waste Supervisor will not be required to remove the qualifying material mentioned above if resident or business owner has failed to notify the Halifax Town Hall to schedule a pick-up.

 

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May 2nd Plant Sale Will Not be Held

May 2nd Plant Sale Will Not be Held

The Southside Master Gardener Association Plant Sale that was to be held on May 2nd at the Halifax Extension Office grounds will not go on as scheduled. The Master Gardeners want everyone to stay safe and comply with the stay at home order issued by Governor Northam.   If other opportunities open up in the future, we will make you aware of them through the news media, the website www.ssmga.org and email.

If you have gardening questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Right now staff is not available to answer your phone calls personally. You will receive a response if you leave a message with a phone number, just practice a little patience awaiting a callback. The Master Gardeners are considering other options to get horticultural information out to the public.

Also, the April 18th Shiitake Mushroom Workshop has been canceled. If conditions are back to normal, expect a workshop to be held in spring 2021. When things return to normal expect to see the Master Gardeners “in all the old familiar places”. Stay safe and wash those hands!