Village of Blasdell residents will see changes in their recycling and garbage collection.
Starting June 3, the waste and recycling day will move from Monday to Thursday. The village also will change to a cart-based recycling program and recycling will be collected every other week.
Modern Recycling will begin delivering carts on June 3, and the alternate week recycling will start the week of June 17.
Residents will have more capacity to store their recycling, and the company puts fewer trucks on the road with the alternate week pickup, saving money.
Also this week:
• A concert for veterans will take place from 7 p.m to 11 p.m. today in Memorial Park.
• Brush collection will take place in Blasdell Monday.
• The Hamburg Village Board will conduct a fiscal year end meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Village Hall.
• The Hamburg Village Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Village Hall, 100 Main St.
• The Blasdell Farmers Market runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot of Ilio DiPaolo’s Restaurant, 3785 South Park Ave.
• The Hamburg Farmer’s market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the village municipal lot off Union and Main streets.
• Children’s Day, with special activities for children and families, will take place from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Penn Dixie Site , 4050 North St. “Tilly the Trilobite” will greet visitors; Messinger Woods Wildlife Care & Education Center will have live birds; rocket launches will be conducted by “Rocket Rich” Spencer at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.; the Hamburg YES organization will be painting faces; and there will be fossil collecting and fossil contests for children.
• The Town Department of Youth, Recreation and Senior Services will begin its adult coed recreational soccer league held on Sunday mornings at the Nike Base soccer fields beginning June 2 at 9 a.m. The program is offered for men and women 21 and over. Teams will be drawn each Sunday. The cost is $40 for town residents and $50 for neighbors.
• Hamburg has won a $2,000 grant from the U.S. Tennis Association’s Eastern Section. “The town Recreation Department has greatly benefited from the resources offered by the United States Tennis Association’s Eastern Section,” said Martin C. Denecke, director of the Youth, Recreation and Senior Services Department. “USTA has provided staff training, equipment and grant funds that have taken our program to the next level.”
The town has received additional grants in recent years, including a share of a $160,000 grant which Denecke helped obtain working in partnership with the USTA Eastern Section and the New York State Recreation and Parks Society.