Bulk trash pickup week June 3
The next e-waste drop-off day is June 3, and the next bulk trash pickup week is June 5-9.
City officials said the two services are not the same, however, and are reminding residents to take note of the difference.
During bulk trash week, crews will not pick up electronic items, including TVs. They will only pick up such bulk items as couches, chairs, mattresses, tables, carpeting, padding, fencing and small amounts of bundled lumber, which may not exceed 6 feet in length.
The amount of bulk trash per collection is limited to 6 cubic yards, which is equal to a pile of trash 6 feet long, 6 feet wide and 4 1/2 feet high.
For electronic recyclables, which are defined as typically anything that plugs in or needs a battery, residents must drop off those items from 8 a.m.-noon at the highway maintenance garage, 1 Collis St.
The collection is free for residents who have such electronic items as TVs, hand-held video games, computers and monitors, copiers and scanners, microwave and toaster ovens, dehumidifiers and other small appliances.
For more details about bulk trash pickup and e-waste drop-off, go to the Department of Public Works page atwww.cityofwesthaven.com.
Jewelry Presentation at the Poli House June 4
The annual Historical Society Jewelry Party will be held Sunday June 4 from 1-3 P.M. The event will take place in the Garden of the Historical Society’s Poli House. Admission to the activity is free and light refreshments will be served.
Presenter Pam Parven, of Premier Jewelry, will showcase gift items for people of all ages and gems for all occasions. She is a familiar presenter to many having been part of the Society’s Holiday Fair every year.
Attendees may bring their own comfortable outdoor folding chairs. The Historical Society will also have regular folding chairs available for the afternoon presentation.
The Poli House Garden is a particularly attractive outdoor space this time of year with trees and shrubs in full summer bloom. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be held inside the Poli House at 686 Savin Ave., across from the Green. Call Sandy (203) 934-3161 for further information.
Registration open for Park-Rec day camps
Registration has opened for residents and nonresidents for the Department of Parks and Recreation’s Tiny Tots Camp (ages 3-4), Junior Day Camp (ages 5-6) and Painter Park Day Camp (ages 6-12).
Director Bill Slater said the department is offering four two-week sessions this summer.
Tiny Tots Camp meets 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. weekdays, starting June 26, in Pagels Elementary School, 26 Benham Hill Road; Junior Day Camp meets 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. weekdays, starting June 26, in Mackrille Elementary School, 806 Jones Hill Road; and Painter Park Day Camp meets 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays, starting June 19, in the park, 190 Kelsey Ave.
For fees and session details, go to www.whparkrec.com or call (203) 937-3651.
Vendors sought for farmers market
The city is seeking craft, farm and food truck vendors to participate in the Tony Inzero Farmers Market, which opens its 18th season July 6 on the Green.
Through Oct. 28, the expanded marketplace at Main Street and Campbell Avenue will feature state farmers selling homegrown fruits and vegetables Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
It will include crafters selling their wares and an internet radio station DJ playing hit music.
The Thursday markets will showcase food trucks galore, dishing up baked potatoes, fried dough, Italian ice, kettle corn, lobster rolls and pulled pork.
To download a participation form, go to http://www.cityofwesthaven.com/DocumentCenter/View/767.
Forms are also available in the mayor’s office at City Hall, 355 Main St., where they are due June 9. Forms can also be emailed to farmers market organizer Erin Sweeney at email@example.com or faxed to (203) 937-3705.
WHCH registration open for childcare programs
The West Haven Community House is now accepting registrations for the 2017-18 school year for its high-quality, affordable childcare programs for children starting at age 3. More than 300 school-age children participate in the agencies before and after school program housed in seven West Haven public schools, and 150 preschoolers attend their Head Start school readiness program for income eligible families, which is still housed on Elm Street. Despite the loss of Connecticut’s Care 4 Kids child subsidy program last fall, the Community House still provides high-quality childcare at a reasonable cost.
For more information about the Community House’s Head Start preschool or before and after school child care, please visit their website at www.whcommunityhouse.org or call (203) 934-5221.
Applications still available for summer youth jobs
Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program will be available through May 31 in the athletic director’s office at West Haven High School and the main office at Bailey Middle School.
The summer program, which runs July 17-Aug. 11, is aimed at funding positions for low-income residents ages 14-21.
Students must pick up and drop off applications at their school office.
Drop off forms Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9-11 a.m. at the high school and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 a.m. at Bailey. No forms will be processed after May 31.
Students who attend other schools must pick up applications in the Department of Human Resources on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St., where the completed forms must be returned between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. weekdays.
Students must also include copies of information, such as a birth certificate and Social Security card, as well as documentation of household income.
Family income is based on the number of people per household and is required to be within 185 percent of state poverty income levels.
Applicants will be notified by mail if more information is needed.
Committee sets Saturday cleanups across city
The West Haven Beautification Committee is holding several Saturday cleanups across the city in April, May and June, Chairwoman Marilyn Wilkes announced.
The committee is seeking volunteers for the following cleanups:
—May 20, 9-10 a.m., Jones Hill Road.
—June 10, all day, “Keep Your Street Neat” Campbell Avenue event.
—June 17, 9-10 a.m., Minor Park area, Allingtown.
To sign up for a cleanup or for information, contact Stacey Giaquinto at firstname.lastname@example.org or (203) 494-5190.
Student participants will receive community service credit, Wilkes said.
She said the committee welcomes input from residents about other areas needing attention.
The committee can also help publicize resident-organized litter cleanups, Wilkes said.