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1. How is my property assessed?
2. What is a classification hearing?
3. Will someone be inspecting my house?
4. How will I know what my new assessment is?
5. If my assessment increases will my property tax increase? If my assessment decreases will my property tax decrease?
6. How does Proposition 2 1/2 affect my individual bill?
7. What personal property is taxable?
8. How do I appeal a personal property tax?
9. How do I appeal a real property tax?
10. Why did I get a Request for Additional Information notice?
11. How long will I have to wait for a notice of approval or denial?
12. Can I appeal to the Appellate Tax Board?

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1. What is a business certificate?
2. Who must file a business certificate?
3. How do I file or renew a business certificate?
4. What do I do if I discontinue or withdraw from the business, or move to another location?
5. What is the penalty for failing to file a business certificate?
6. Where can I obtain further information?
7. How do I obtain a list of registered DBAs in Westford?

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1. Why does my compost smell bad? How do I fix it?
2. Why is my pile taking forever to compost?
3. How do I keep rodents out of my pile?
4. How do I avoid bears in my pile?
5. Bears have already been in my compost, how do I make them go away?
6. Are flies in my compost pile good or bad?
7. Is it okay to put diseased plants, invasive weeds or weed seeds in my compost pile?
8. How can I compost weed seeds, diseased plants and invasive weeds with rhizomatous root systems?
9. Can I make a fertilizer out of weeds?
10. How do I know when the compost is finished?
11. Can I add grass or plants that have been treated with herbicides or pesticides to my pile?
12. What kind of animal manure is good for composting?
13. Why do my eggshells take forever to compost?
14. How do I compost my food scraps during the winter when my pile is frozen solid?

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1. Why do you send a fire engine to a medical call?
2. Why do fire engines respond to car accidents, even when they didn’t look serious?
3. Why do so many fire engines respond even if the fire is small?
4. Why does the Fire Department bring the fire engine just for a simple inspection?

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1. Is there any place where I can recycle my plastic bags?
2. What should I do if my recycling was not picked up?
3. Why would some of my recycling be left behind?
4. How do I get a new or additional bin for recycling?
5. How can I get rid of a computer or a television?
6. What do I do with alkaline batteries? Are they hazardous?
7. What can I do with latex paint?

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1. Where can I find information on recycling in Westford?
2. What if I have a general recycling question?
3. What kind of recycling container can I use?
4. Can I put my recyclables in plastic bags for collection?
5. What can I recycle?
6. What about other stuff for reuse or recycling that is not picked up in recycling containers?
7. What if I want to compost?
8. Why is it important to reduce, reuse, and recycle in Westford?

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1. What is the Westford Mandatory Recycling and Trash Pickup Policy?
2. What if I have a specific complaint about my trash or recycling pickup?
3. What is the frequency of trash and recycling pickup?
4. What day is trash and recycling picked up on my street?
5. How do I know which weeks my recycling is picked up?
6. How do I find out which week of the month is blue and which is green?
7. What happens to pickups on holidays?

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1. What Happens to My Recyclables?

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1. Do I have to put out a recycling container on the trash only week to have my trash collected?
2. Are we eliminating a week of trash removal (going to every other week for trash) and adding a week of recycling removal (having weekly collection of recyclables)?
3. Is someone inspecting my trash? What if I include a single item of recycling in my trash by mistake?
4. Is there anyway to stay connected with the Westford Recycling Commission?
5. I find it too difficult/dangerous to get to the curb in severe weather so I stockpile my recycling for good weather days, is this an issue?
6. Why can’t I get a free toter?
7. How can I get a toter?
8. What about my shared driveway/Condo? How do they know if it was me who skipped recycling or my neighbor?
9. If I am away, then I won’t have recycling. Is that alright?

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1. How can I support veterans and active duty service members?
2. Am I eligible for financial aid? Can I get help with my medical bills?
3. Can I get hearing aids or glasses from the VA?
4. Do you qualify for a utility or telephone discount?
5. How do I Get a Veterans ID Card?

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1. What is groundwater?
2. How does the water get into my house?
3. Why does Westford restrict outdoor water use from May through October?
4. How does the Westford Water Department determine water use restrictions?
5. Why is my water discolored?
6. How is my water bill determined (residential)?
7. What is a System Development Charge (SDC) and how is it determined?
8. How do I connect to Town Water (single family house)?
9. What are the fees to connect to Town water?

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1. What is backflow?
2. What is backpressure backflow?
3. What is back-siphonage?
4. What is a backflow preventer?
5. Why does a soft drink dispensing machine require backflow protection?

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1. What is a cross-connection?
2. What is an air gap?
3. What is a reduced pressure zone assembly?
4. What is a double-check valve assembly?
5. What is an atmospheric vacuum breaker?
6. What is a pressure vacuum breaker?
7. What is a hose bibb vacuum breaker?
8. Why do backflow preventers have to be tested periodically?

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1. Is there lead in my water?
2. Where does Westford’s drinking water come from?
3. Is my drinking water clean?
4. Is my drinking water safe?
5. What is in my drinking water?