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327-333 Acton Rd
Chelmsford, Ma 01824
Town of Dracut
62 ARLINGTON STREET
DRACUT, MASSACHUSETTS 01826
Office of the Town Manager (978) 452-1227
July 10, 2013
Dennis E. Piendak
To: Area Realtors
Re: New Dracut Trash Collection Program
I'm taking this opportunity to contact area Realtors who might be assisting Sellers and/or Buyers of residential properties in Dracut regarding the new trash collection program that went into effect July 1, 2013.
Dracut now has the single automated trash cart system with corresponding mandatory recycling. Each household received one blue cart that is the property of the Town of Dracut and is serial numbered and assigned to each address. Recycling which is mandatory (including cardboard boxes broken down to proper size) is now single-stream where paper can be mixed with plastic, cans and bottles. Bulk items, one per week, will still be collected at no charge but only one day per week and the Resident must call Russell Disposal to schedule the pick-up at 1-888-870-8882.
Whitegoods, TVs, etcetera also still require a special pick-up and charges apply.
In the past, we have noticed Sellers in particular leaving a multitude of items, bags, furniture etcetera behind following a move out. Since the Town will now be emptying only the blue trash carts other arrangements will have to be made for excess material left behind. One option for some of the smaller items is to purchase the official Town of Dracut overflow bags found at Dracut Hardware, Kenwood Hardware or Hannaford Supermarket.
In contacting you with this information it is hoped you will bring it to the attention of all the Agents at your firm so they in tum can inform Sellers and Buyers in Dracut of the new requirements and their respective responsibilities and obligations. The Town will not be able to collect trash or other debris that is not in accordance with the trash program requirements.
All of this information is included in the attached newsletter which is also online at the Town of Dracut's website www.dracut-ma.us. Our requirements should not be much different than what you find in other towns.
It's our hope that fully informed Buyers and Sellers will make the move out and move in process smooth and enjoyable for all.
The Town of Dracut is an Equal Opportunity I Affirmative Action Employer
Dear Dracut Resident,
Beginning on July 1, 2013, the Town of Dracut will be implementing new automated trash collection and single stream recycling programs for residents who receive these municipal curbside services. This change will save significant tax dollars in avoided trash disposal costs while expanding the recycling service and providing a cleaner, more efficient collection program.
A major part of the new programs involves each participating household receiving a new 64 gallon wheeled cart for household trash. Our trash and recycling vendor, Russell Disposal, will be facilitating the delivery of these sturdy and durable carts to each household beginning the
week of June 1 11 and continuing through the end of the
Each cart includes a unique serial number along with an imbedded RFID tag to identify property owners and location. The carts are the property of the Town, the responsibility of the resident and need to remain at the delivered location. The carts should provide years of maintenance-free use and are warranted for ten years so homeowners will not pay to have a damaged cart repaired. If a cart is lost, stolen or missing, contact the Dracut Police Dept. as a Police Report will need to be completed.
The Town is also pleased to introduce Single Stream Recycling beginning July 1st as a means to make recycling as easy as possible for residents. Thank you for helping to save tax dollars while enhancing the environment by recycling everything possible.
Dennis E. Piendak, Town Manager
This Trash & Recycling Guide has Information on:
•White Goods/ CRT's
•Leaves and Yard Waste I Christmas Trees
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Additional resources
The new wheeled carts will be delivered to participating households the weeks of June 17th and June 24th. Please do not place the carts curbside for collection until the automated collection begins in July. After July l st, you will no longer be able to use your old trash barrels for placing trash at the curb. Information is provided below about
reuse or recycling opportunities for your old barrels.
The wheeled carts are the property of the Town of Dracut
and need to remain at the delivered destination. Multi family
households in particular can mark their ca1ts specific to their
Please note that wheeled carts will not be provided to
residents of condominium complexes that participate in the Town's program using dumpsters for trash collection.
The primary curbside trash and recycling collection programs will remain on a weekly schedule on your normal day. There will be a change in collection day for many residents for bulky items (household trash that won't fit in the wheeled cart) although there will be no fee involved for this service (additional details provided below).
Place all regular household trash in the 64-gallon wheeled cart with lid closed for collection. Bagging your trash is recommended as it will help keep your cart more clean and sanitary. After July 1, 2013, you will nd longer be able to use your own bags or old trash barrels for placing trash at the curb.
The following materials cannot be placed in the wheeled cart:
- Dirt, sod, concrete or rock
- Constrnction/demolition debris
- Household hazardous waste
- Hot ashes or flammable materials
(e.g. oil, gas or oil based paint)
Bringing your trash to the curb:
- Tilt the cait using the handle to wheel and place your cart
straight and at the curb (with the handle and wheels facing your house) before 7:00AM on your collection day.
It is easier to push the cart downhill and to pull it uphill.
- Place cart at least 3 feet away from other objects
(e.g. telephone poles, vehicles, fences, recyclables, Overflow Bags, bulky items) since the collection vehicle's mechanical lifting arm needs clearance.
- All trash must fit in the cart so that the lid is closed. No
material may be sticking out of the cart.
- Remove your cart as soon as possible after collection to maintain the appearance of your neighborhood.
Experience in a range of communities has shown that the 64- gallon cart is more than adequate in a weekly trash
program especially when a single stream recycling program is also in place. If you find you have more trash than the cart will hold, official Town of Dracut 33 gallon Overflow Bags can be purchased (a sleeve of 5 bags for $20).
The real estate market in Chelmsford, MA is red hot! The inventory of available homes is lower than usual and the number of buyers looking for properties is growing. The reason for this is that the economy is getting better, housing is more affordable and interest rates on a 30 year fixed mortgage have started rising from record lows. The market has shifted from a buyer’s market to a seller’s market and you can expect to find yourself in a bidding war. As a Real Estate Broker in Chelmsford, MA, I advise my buyers on the best way to win the deal and my sellers on the best way to get into a bidding war. This article talks about contingencies and how they hurt your chances of getting the home of your dream.
Congratulations! You’ve just found the perfect house and you are ready make an offer. The first step to getting the house you love is to put together a contract called an offer to purchase. If the contract is agreed upon by both parties, it binds the two parties into an agreement. The seller has agreed to sell you the house and you agree to pay the seller the purchase price. What if the seller decides not to sell you the house after signing the contract? You as the buyer would have legal recourse to force the seller to sell you the property. But what if, as the buyer, you decide not to purchase the house? As a buyer, you back up the contract with a deposit that the seller accepts in good faith. If you do not honor the terms of the contract then the seller gets to keep the money you put down as a deposit.
What are contingencies?
A contingency in a contract is a condition or event that changes or alters the terms of the agreement. Every contingency is different and some are more or less likely to occur than others. In the world of real estate we use contingencies to protect both buyers and sellers. It is important that you discuss contingencies with your agent and how they may impact your ability to win the deal. An experienced agent will be able to advise you on which contingencies are necessary and how to add them to your standard offer to purchase.
What are some examples of contingencies?
The standard contingencies for the buyers may include both a home inspection contingency and a mortgage contingency. A home inspection contingency allows a buyer to further inspect a property after their offer has been accepted. A good licensed home inspector can cost a few hundred dollars, so as a buyer you want to make sure you have secured the property by contract before investing in the additional fact finding. In the event that the inspector finds something unexpected that the buyer doesn’t like, the buyer can invoke their contingency and receive a refund of their deposit and terminate the contract. The second most common is a mortgage contingency. The mortgage contingency allows a buyer to attempt to purchase a house using money loaned to them from a bank. In the event that the buyer applies for a mortgage and is unable to obtain a mortgage, then the buyer may receive a refund of their deposit and terminate the contract.
Contingencies exist for sellers as well. A seller may add a suitable housing clause into their contract. The suitable housing clause allows the seller to shop for a new house and in the event that they are unable to find the right house, they can terminate the contract and return the buyer’s deposit. Another popular seller contingency occurs a lot with short sales when a seller states “Subject to 3rd party or lender approval.” The seller is willing to sell, but without a 3rd party or bank approval the seller may void the contract.
The above are common contingencies that buyers and sellers may encounter in today’s market. However, there are hundreds of contingencies that can be added to a contract to help protect a buyer or seller for their particular situation. It’s always best to get legal advice from an attorney regarding any contract or contingency.
How do contingencies affect my chances?
In today’s hot market you face stiff competition. It’s important to discuss with your agent what the ideal contract looks like to a seller. Price is only one factor and it is important to find out what will make the seller happy. Typically the ideal contract is an all cash offer at the highest price with no contingencies and a closing date that makes the seller happy. First time home buyers are going to run into a few houses that investors can make an offer all cash with no contingencies. The more contingencies you add to your contract the less chance you have to win the deal. I’d recommend avoiding ridiculous contingencies that do nothing but hurt your chances of getting the right home. For instance, if you’re going to be facing a bidding war on a condo, it’s probably best not to write in “contingent upon review of all condominium rules and regulations”. This information is available and a good buyer’s agent can get it for you before you make an offer. Read it through and do yourself the favor of making your contract stand out from the rest. Don’t lose the deal because you seem hesitant through contingencies. Make a strong offer that creates a sense of confidence for the seller.
If you’re a first time home buyer, it’s important to remember that this is one the biggest investments of your life. I always recommend that anyone that is not a seasoned real estate investor hire a licensed home inspector before purchasing a property. This is an important contingency because you really need know what you’re getting yourself into before you entirely commit to the purchase of a home. I would also recommend keeping the mortgage contingency if you don’t have enough money to pay cash. There will always be another home and it’s important to think rationally especially when things get out of control. Ask your Ready Real Estate agent what their advice would be and do what’s in your best interest.
Additional Questions About Real Estate?
My name is Joe Ready. I am a Real Estate Broker in Chelmsford, MA. I am licensed in MA, CT and NH. I represent buyers and sellers in real estate transactions. If you have any questions about purchasing or selling real estate, please feel free to reach out anytime. I am always available with friendly free advice via phone 978-256-3335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org , www.ReadyRE.com
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