Single Stream Recycling Takes Effect This Week

New system will make it easier to recycle and may generate more revenue for town.

in Parsippany, paving the way for residents to more easily recycle items and an opportunity for the township to perhaps generate more revnue.

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.

Oldpar January 03, 2012 at 07:56 PM
Quick question. The article states that they would like the cardboard to be separated, but the single stream graphic shows the cardboard going into the same container. Can we put it all in the same container?
Natalie Davis January 03, 2012 at 09:34 PM
According to Greg Schneider, if you choose to put the cardboard in with everything else, you certainly can. However, he asks that the cardboard be separated because the township (e.g. YOU) get more money for separated cardboard. It is, however, your choice as to how you choose to handle your recycling.
Natalie Davis January 03, 2012 at 09:56 PM
Hank, it's a renewal. The township's recycling department has worked with Green Sky for about a decade. I will have more details with any luck tomorrow. The questions have been asked. I direct you to the link above under IN THIS ARTICLE. The Nov. 10 has more info that may answer a number of your questions.
Oldpar January 03, 2012 at 10:16 PM
Thank you very much. The new article was very well written and very clear. Thank you for your time.
Hank Heller January 04, 2012 at 04:01 AM
Again, Natale, thank you for your assistance in directing me to the right answers. i read the article of Nov. 10th and now I am clear in the facts. It seems that the administration has done the right thing here and I am glad to know that. Hank Heller


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