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SENATE MAJORITY LEADER

Bob Duff

Standing Up For You!

Establishing Connecticut as a Bioscience Powerhouse

Connecticut is locked in a global competition to create good-paying jobs and support high-growth industries. Our talented, hardworking and highly educated workforce is second to none. Connecticut possesses all of the ingredients to capitalize on the exponential growth that is set to occur in precision medicine and biomedical research.

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I am proud to join a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers to tout proposals to coordinate efforts across the state, prepare Connecticut's workforce and position Connecticut as a national leader in biomedical research.
 

Scam Alert

Money scams and identity theft run rampant all year long, with crooks using the threat of the IRS as a way to get money or information from victims.

The IRS doesn't initiate contact with taxpayers by email, text messages or social media channels to request personal or financial information. In addition, the IRS does not threaten taxpayers with lawsuits, imprisonment or other enforcement action. Being able to recognize these telltale signs of phishing or a tax scam could save you from becoming a victim.

Learn more online about how to protect yourself from scammers.
 

Wolfpit School, Stepping Stones Museum and Lockwood Museum Visit the Capitol

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It is always great when local schools and cultural organizations are able to visit our State Capitol. Thanks to Wolfpit School 4th-graders for stopping by and making my day this week!

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It was also great to see representatives from the Lockwood-Mathews Mansion and Stepping Stones Museum for Children at the CT Places event at the State Capitol. It's important to highlight and support the excellent work of the Connecticut Humanities Council, the Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation and our community libraries across the state.
 

Bulky Item Collection in Norwalk

City of Norwalk residents that receive city garbage collection MUST have their bulky items curbside before 7:00 a.m. of their scheduled collection day.

The 2017 Spring Bulky Item Collection Schedule is:

  • Saturday 4/1/17: Residents with Monday garbage collection
  • Saturday 4/8/17: Residents with Tuesday garbage collection
  • Saturday 4/22/17: Residents with Wednesday garbage collection
  • Saturday 4/29/17: Residents with Thursday garbage collection
  • Saturday 5/6/17: Residents with Friday garbage collection
     

GENERAL INFORMATION & GUIDELINES

  1. Bulky items are furniture, appliances, and other household items that are not part of normal weekly collection.
  2. Bulky item collection is offered to residential properties only (up to four units).
  3. Items must be neat and orderly and placed curbside before 7:00 a.m. on the collection day (NO MORE THAN 48 Hours prior). Items should NOT be placed by a mailbox, fence, or utility pole. Do not block sidewalks or street.
  4. Amount of bulky Items is limited to 6 cubic yards per residence (about the size of a couch and large chair with small items placed on top; or 6 feet long by 6 feet wide by 4 feet tall).
  5. Bulky items will only be collected from the residence where it is generated. Do no place items on a neighbor's bulk items pile--this is considered illegal dumping.
  6. Do not put out cardboard boxes, either empty or filled with items.
  7. Place like items together. For example, place metal items together, rugs together, etc.
  8. A bulky item pile will be stickered or tagged and nothing will be collected if these guidelines are not followed.
  9. If you believe you are missed for a bulky item collection, please call Customer Service on Monday of the following week.
     

ACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Mattresses
Furniture
Rolled rugs/ carpets (no more than 4 ft wide)
Metal Items
Electronics
Lumber (cut into pieces no more than 4 ft)
Large Plastic Toys
Household appliances and furnishings--airtight doors must be removed per CT
State Law
 

UNACCEPTABLE ITEMS

Hazardous & Liquid Waste
Vehicles & Motor Parts or anything with a title of ownership (e.g. motorcycle, trailer, etc.)
Propane Tanks (can be disposed at Norwalk Transfer Station)
Yard Waste
Tires
Construction & Remodeling Debris (concrete, sheetrock, masonry, toilets, sinks, pipes, shingles, tiles, furnaces)
Single-Stream Recycling
Clothing & Textiles
 

For more information, please call Customer Service at 203-854-3200, ext. 4 or visit www.norwalkct.org.