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The Pelham Forum: EcoPel Asks Village Board for Additional Recycling Pickup, Plus Curbside Pickups Only in New Sanitation Contract

Environmental Coalition of the Pelhams (EcoPel) is a newly formed, nonpartisan organization concerned with ecological and economic sustainability issues in our local community. A task group of EcoPel members, all of whom are residents of Pelham Village, have studied the Village’s options for the impending renewal or turnover of its sanitation contract. We have participated in relevant trustees’ meetings, researched comparable municipalities’ operations, and pored over the results of the bidding process. (See the Village web site for bids or contact EcoPel by e-mail for a comparison chart compiled by resident Michael Carpenter.)

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EcoPel Working to Encourage More Recycling

The Environmental Coalition of the Pelhams (EcoPel), a not-for profit, nonpartisan local organization founded last December by Pelham residents, announced its slate of initiatives for 2014, including its participation in the Village of Pelham’s discussions regarding a new garbage and trash contract.
EcoPel would like to see more recycling and less waste, which would result in lower tipping fees for the Village of Pelham as well as environmental benefits.

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Environmental Coalition in Pelham Meeting Oct. 22

A group called Environmental Coalition of the Pelhams (EcoPel) founded by David Brown, Melissa Eustace, Karen Gardner, Ed Hotchkiss and Sydney MacInnis will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 8:00pm at the Daronco Town House, 25 Fifth Avenue. A plan of action will be developed at the meeting and all residents are invited to attend.

“We would welcome all, but especially a Pelham resident lawyer to attend (or to join) in order to help us to set up our legal framework,” a statement from the group said.