Single Stream Recycling Takes Effect This Week
New system will make it easier to recycle and may generate more revenue for town.
Residents can load up bottles and cans, newspapers and junk mail in the same containers that will be picked up by Green Sky Industries, also known as Zozzaro Brothers. (Note: updates previous spelling error of the company name.)
The only item Greg Schneider, director of the township's Department of Public Works, would like township residents to separate is cardboard, which brings in $140 a ton as compared to the average cost expected with single stream at $40 to $45 per ton.
Making recycling easier brings the hope that residents will recycle more, reducing bulk waste that costs more at the landfill and increase recycling revenues.
The first week in January garbage and recycling pickup is as follows:
Jan. 3 garbage districts 1,2,4; recycling 1 Jan. 4 garbage districts 3,5,6; recycling 2,6 Jan. 5 garbage districts 1,2,4; recycling 3 and Jan. 6 garbage district 3,5,6; recycling 4,5.