Pembroke: Recycling update and surplus property available

Pembroke board of selectmen met Monday night and approved a 23 item list of tax titled properties that were seized by the town due to lack of payment.

Chairman Daniel Trabucco explained exactly what can be found on the list, “There are a variety of properties; some are full lots, others are just slivers of pieces of property and some are completely wetland and they’re only good for a certain person. And other cases there are full lots and ready for a new residence.”

Chair Trabucco stated that the surplus land has been deemed unusable by the town because it holds no benefit. Pembroke selectmen will begin accepting bids by interested parties in the next two weeks.

Selectmen also discussed the success of Pembroke’s new recycling program. Recycling committee Chair Leonard Ruszczwk met with the board to give an update about the first two weeks of business. “In general, I think there’s an enthusiastic, overwhelming response by the residents of how much they like the program and the convenience and the ability now to contribute their recyclables other than physically going to the recycling center,” said Ruszczwk.

Rather than bringing all materials to the recycling center, Pembroke residents are now equipped with curbside recycling containers. Selectman Lewis Stone stated there have been some complaints about missing containers but with every changeover “there are bound to be a few errors”. This new program will save the town of Pembroke approximately $170,000.

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With a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts-Boston under her belt, Trisha McNeilly joins us full-time as a general assignment and breaking news reporter having previously interned for WBZ-1030 AM in Boston. A South Shore resident her whole life, McNeilly grew up in Pembroke and is 22-years old.