NORWALK, Conn. — Enjoy curling up in front of a roaring fireplace in the winter? Count on firewood to keep the winter chill at bay? The City of Norwalk's Resident Firewood Program will allow you to purchase, at a reduced rate, firewood that is split and seasoned.
The program is offered by Mayor Harry Rilling’s Energy and Environment Task Force, in conjunction with the Parks Department and the Department of Public Works.
The city currently accepts and pays to dispose of a tremendous amount of usable hardwoods. Rilling praised the program for eliminating the waste while serving a need.
“The success of last two years made the decision to renew it for this year easy," Rilling said. "Norwalk residents will be provided an inexpensive heating fuel source, while the City of Norwalk will be reducing its cost for disposal and generating revenue from its sale. It is certainly a win-win for the city."
John Kydes, Councilman and Chairman of the Mayor's Energy and Environment Task Force, said, "I recommend purchasing your firewood voucher early on the day of the sale, as the popularity of this program has grown significantly over the past three years and supplies are limited.”
Starting at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, Norwalk residents will be able to visit the Norwalk website and purchase a firewood voucher.
Pickup will be the following week. When picking up, this voucher, a matching photo ID and a resident pass then must be presented at the DPW Yard Debris Site at 15 S. Smith St. The quantity of firewood for sale is 175 pieces (about a half cord) for $75.
The self-loaded pickup day will be on Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. There will be subsequent Wednesday sales/pickups until the city is sold out.
Quantities are limited. Purchased firewood must be picked up in one visit and on specified pickup days. Residents will be limited to the purchase of a half cord of firewood per season.
Future firewood pick-up days will be announced on the city's website at www.norwalkct.org . For any firewood related questions contact Ken Hughes, superintendent of parks firstname.lastname@example.org.
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