Services

Cluster services
Association fees that are billed quarterly cover the following services that are provided to all units:

Trash collection
The Cluster Association contracts with American Disposal Services (703-368-0500) for trash collection.  Trash is picked up on Fridays, and should be placed out by the curb by 5:00 a.m. on collection day or sunset the night before. Service is not provided on Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year Day. American Disposal Services will not pick up hazardous waste items such as old lead acid batteries, flammable products, oil, paint cans, propane tanks, bio-hazardous material and waste, or materials such as rocks, tree stumps, and soil.

Recycling
American Disposal Services provides curbside recycling of plastic bottles with a neck, cans, glass bottles and jars, and mixed paper. Mixed Paper Includes: Junk Mail, Magazines, catalogs, newspapers, phone books, cereal and cracker boxes, flattened cardboard. AAA would prefer (3ft x 3 ft). Items not acceptable for curbside recycling: Light bulbs, ceramic dishes, cookware, pizza boxes, plastic or wax coated paper (milk cartons). Hardcover books, Styrofoam, plastic bags, aluminum foil or foil pie pans, yogurt/margarine tubs or similar items.

Grounds maintenance
The Cluster Association contracts with Sunrise Lawn and Landscaping each year for:
mowing, trimming, edging, and blowing
one spring and two fall fertilization treatments
pre-emergent weed control
fall aeration and re-seeding
lawn insects and disease control
fall leaf cleanup
common area mulching
insecticide spraying and pruning ornamentals in common area

Snow removal and road sanding/salting
The Cluster Association contracts for snow plowing if more than 2 inches accumulates . Home owners are responsible for their parking spaces, walkways, and sidewalks in front of their units.

Street lighting
The Cluster Association covers the costs of electricity for street lighting, and bulb replacement.

Pavement, sidewalks and curbs
The Cluster Association maintains reserves for re-paving and curb and sidewalk maintenance. All curbs are painted yellow except in public parking areas.

Tot Lot
The Cluster Association covers the cost of mulching and maintaining the equipment in the tot lot

Retaining Walls
The Cluster Association maintains reserve funds for as needed maintenance, repair, and replacement of the retaining walls