AUBURN, Mass. – It’s that time of year again for residents to bust out their rakes and leaf blowers, as Allied Waste will be picking up leaves, twigs and lawn clippings in Auburn on the next six Saturday mornings.
For customers on the town trash system, Allied Waste will collect yard waste that's put in biodegradable bags, or open containers that weigh less than 50 pounds. The Auburn Board of Health asks residents to not use plastic bags or Toter trash cans for yard waste.
The yard waste will be picked up at the curb starting at 7 a.m. on Sat. Oct. 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17.
The Board of Health also wants to remind residents of the upcoming flu-shot clinic in town.
Flu season will be here before you know it, and the Auburn Senior Center wants to make sure that senior citizens are protected from getting sick.
The senior center will be holding a flu-shot clinic for Auburn citizens age 65 and older, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 18.
The senior clinic, sponsored by the Auburn Board of Health and the Auburn VNA Health Network, will be at the Lorraine Gleick Nordgren Senior Center, located at 4 Goddard Drive.
Seniors should bring all insurance cards, including Medicare cards, to the clinic.
Pre-registration is preferred. Call the senior center at 508-832-7799 to sign up for the senior clinic.
In addition, the Board of Health is offering a “Vote-n-Vac,” where individuals can receive a flu vaccination at the same time that they vote in November.
In this new program, the Board of Health will set up a public flu clinic on Election Day, Nov. 6, from noon to 8 p.m. at Auburn High School.
“We hope that this will make it as convenient as possible to get vaccinated this year, and to protect you and your family against the flu,” the Board of Health said in a press release.
Cemetery Fall Clean-Up Reminder
Hillside Cemetery will be having its “Fall Clean-Up” for the next week. Mums will be allowed, but all other flowers and decorations should be removed by Oct. 12.