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Spring To-Do List For Penn Estates Homeowners: 5 Things You Should Do Outside To Impress Your Neighbors &/or Prepare Your Home For Sale

Keeping a tidy property is the cornerstone of being a good neighbor and projecting good cDaffodils_web_sizeurb appeal. This short list will have you well on your way in no time. Plus it will get you out of the house as the weather breaks and get your winter-weary body moving again.

1) Clean the Yard & Decks
Pick up & dispose of litter and 'stuff' accumulated this winter; pick up sticks and branches, and remove dead vegetation as necessary; blow leaves away from house & off of driveway, walkways and landscaping.

2) Clean your Culvert
The culvert pipe under your driveway at the street, as well as the drainage ditch along your property, is your responsibility and very important to the welfare of the drainage system of Penn Estates. If your pipe clogs, it can cause back-ups and flooding in places we don't want it, and ruin driveways, landscaping and roads. A clean culvert will keep the water flowing where it should and show that you care about your neighbors and community! Mark your calendar to do this again in the Fall, after the leaves come down.

3) Clean up after the Dog
Most people don't stay on top of this chore through the winter months so when spring hits, and BEFORE the heat sets in, it is time to break out the shovel. Nothing ruins a picnic or a showing of your home like a shoe full of doo-doo.

And speaking of it, don't forget to take your baggies along when walking your dog. Remember, Penn Estates Rules require you take your puppy-prizes home with you.

4) Wash the Windows
Inside and out, panes and screens. And if they are foggy between the panes, have the panes replaced.

5) Identify Yourself
It is very important that your Lot & Section be clearly visible from the street, so take care of that now. You will want people to be able to find your house if they are visiting, delivering a package, or (most important) in case of an emergency!

Did you know:

Stroud Township Spring Cleanup for 2008
Thursday, April 24th through Sunday, April 27th 8 AM to 4 PM - Gaunt Rd. Maintenance Yard
Stroud Township residents are invited to bring unwanted junk and clutter from their properties to our Gaunt Road Township Maintenance Yard, located ½ mile north of the Stroud Mall on Rt. 611 from April 24th through 27th between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m..  Accepted items are: furniture, car batteries, automotive waste oil, car tires, appliances and yard waste (brush, leaves, clippings).


Fees: Car Load $5
Van or Pick-up load $10
Utility trailer load $50
One-ton truck load $75
Tires: Car $4 each, Truck $5 each
Tires on rims or wheels $5 each
Appliances requiring freon removal are $20 each


COMPUTER & ELECTRONICS RECYCLING! Drop off up to 2 of the following items at no charge: computers, fax machines, scanners, keyboards & mice, main frames, VCRs, stereos, monitors, printers, telecommunications equipment, speakers, wire, televisions, DVD players. ($5. charge for each piece exceeding 2 free units)

If you are only bringing the following items, there is no fee: car batteries, waste oil, yard waste, branches, brush, grass clippings


Materials NOT accepted:
No hazardous materials such as paint solvents or thinners, paint cans with contents, pesticides, herbicides, or chemicals will be accepted. (Monroe County Waste Management (570-643-6100) is working on ways to dispose of these items. No construction debris.)
Also not accepted: automobiles, dirt, cement, loose nails or screws. NO CONTRACTORS REFUSE!


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