Presentation on theme: "Borough Of Lawnside Single Stream Recycling"— Presentation transcript:
1 Borough Of Lawnside Single Stream Recycling The Department of Public Works is introducing single-stream recycling to begin on Wednesday, September 5, This is now possible due to a new compactor truck just purchased by the Borough.Borough residents will be asked to (1) combine all their recyclables in the same container, and (2) put grass clippings in an open container at curbside.This new procedure will make recyclable collection much safer for our Public Works employees and will save significant taxpayer dollars.Your tax dollars have allowed this process to move forward and opened the door for financial savings of $390,000 over the life of the new truck.The department will assist residents as this transition progresses. Our goal is obviously 100%, however, we do understand that change can be a slow process.
2 Borough Of Lawnside Single Stream Recycling CouncilmanStephen C. MoorePrepared by the:Public Works Planning Committee
3 DPW Department Of Public Works Committee 2012 Mayor and Committee: Mayor Mary Ann WardlowCouncilman Stephen C. Moore Councilman Robert L. Lee Councilman Steven A. PollardDPWDepartment Of Public Works CommitteeBorough AdministratorJay ToddDepartment SupervisorRichard StillDeputy Department SupervisorTyrone Wakefield
4 What is Single Stream Recycling? “Single Stream Recycling is a system that takes two recycling “streams” – paper and commingled containers – and puts them together in one bin.
5 In Other WordsAll items that are acceptable for recycling can now be put together in one trash can that you can place at the curb for your regular assigned pickup days
6 What Happens to Your Recycled Trash These commingled materials will be hauled to ReCommunity Recycling, a processing plant in Morris County specifically designed to mechanically separate the mixed materials so they may be sold and re-processed.
10 Recycling Can – Think Green – Yes Cans/Jars:Glass bottles & jarsTin and aluminum cansAerosol cans (EMPTY only)Metal jar lids
11 Recycling Can – Think Green -- Yes Paper:Corrugated cardboard (flattened)Paperboard boxes (e.g. cereal, pasta & tissue boxes)Newspapers & inserts (no bags)Magazines, brochures & cataloguesMail & greeting cardsOffice paperPhoto paper, wrapping paper, tissue paperFile foldersPhone booksPaperback booksHardcover books with the cover removedPaper bagsEmpty paper and toilet paper rolls (the core)Shredded paper
12 Recycling Can – Think Green –Yes Plastics:Pourable plastic containers such as milk cartons, water bottlesDetergent containers, shampoo bottles, etc.Rigid plastics
13 Put in Recycling Can – Think Green Review – Yes Yes Newspaper, office paper **Junk mail, envelopes, magazines **Flat corrugated cardboard **Cereal BoxesGlass bottles and jarsMetal food/beverage containersPlastic water, soda, milk bottles, juice boxesShampoo, detergent bottles** All loose and mixed in one can – nothing tied.** Do not put in plastic trash bags
14 Important Recycling Tips Empty and lightly rinse all containers.DO NOT tie up newspapers and cardboard – just throw in the can.Use a container with a lid to ensure that papers do not blow away.Containers should not be larger than 32 gallons or over 50 lbs.DO NOT put recyclables in plastic bags.
15 NO NEED TO REMOVE:Tape, paper clips, staples, stamps, labels, metal fasteners, rubber bands, plastic tabs, post-it notes.
16 Trash Can – Think Red – No, No Not Accepted for Curbside Single Stream Recycling Plastic bagsAluminum foilWaxed paper or waxed cardboardPizza boxesMicrowavable traysContainers from frozen foodLight bulbsMirrorsWindow or auto glassDrinking glasses
17 Trash Can – Think Red – No, No Not Accepted for Curbside Single Stream Recycling Glass cookwareCeramics, porcelain, china, vasesTissues, paper towels, napkinsStyrofoam & paper to-go containersPlastic 6-pack holdersBatteriesTiresPaint cans (empty or full)Coat hangersAppliances (e.g. toasters, TVs, etc.
18 Put in Trash Can – Think Red Review – No, No Food, coffee grounds, etc.Plastic bags, plastic shopping bags, plastic wrapPizza boxesDiapersPlastic utensils, deli containers, etc.StyrofoamWindow glass, ceramics, dishwareWire, wire hangers, Christmas lights.
19 2nd Reminder: All in One Can Yes, Yes Cardboard **Newspaper **Junk Mail **BottlesCansGlass BottlesCereal BoxesMore** Loose, mixed, and untied
20 Advantages to Single Stream Recycling 1 No Tipping Fees. Saves money & encourages more recycling.Recycling reduces the emissions of many greenhouse gases and water pollutants.
21 Advantages to Single Stream Recycling 2 Recycling saves energyRecycling supplies valuable raw materials to industryRecycling creates jobs and stimulates the development of greener technologiesRecycling generates less solid waste and conserves resources for future generationsRecycling reduces the need for new landfills and combustors
22 Pick Up ScheduleRecycling will be picked up at the curb every Wednesday. More information is available at .
23 How are the materials separated? Automated sorting equipment separates the comingled materials at the recycling facility. Quality control personnel are on duty to monitor the process. Once the materials are separated, they can be marketed to recyclers who make new products.
24 Camden County Recycles Electronics. Free Drop Off! Camden County Recycling CenterState law now prohibits disposal of computers and TVs with trashItems Accepted at Recycling Center: Computer Cases, CPU’s, Keyboards, Mice, Monitors, Scanners, Printers, Cables, Laptops, Televisions, Radios, Cameras, Telephones, Copiers, Fax Machines, VCR’s, DVD Players, & Stereo Components For more info, call Division Of Environmental Affairs atAPRIL14------LINDENWOLDCAMDEN COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS COMPLEX8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m.2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________JUNE23GLOUCESTER TWP.–CAMDEN COUNTY COLLEGE.8:30 a.m to 3:00 p.m.at PARKING AREA behind “CIM” BUILDINGPeter CheesemanRoad, Gloucester Twp.____________________________________________________________________________________________OCTOBER27CAMDEN COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS COMPLEX8:30 a.m to 12:30 p.m Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold
25 Plastic Bags, Used Oil, & Batteries Alkaline non-rechargeable batteries (e.g. AA, AAA, C & D) can be thrown in the trash.
26 Compact Florescent Light Bulbs Compact florescent light bulbs (CFL) can be recycled at Home Depot.To find out where to recycle additional items visit orcall CLEANUP
27 Single Stream Recycling Begins Wednesday, September 5, 2012Major Resource –Knowledge is Power!$ave the Borough money, recycle more!
28 New procedure for grass clippings Beginning September 5th, you must put grass clippings in an open container at curbside.We will no longer pick up grass clippings left in plastic bags.Please make sure grass clippings are free of sticks, rocks, and other debris.Thank you for your cooperation!
29 So…effective Wed., Sept. 5th: Please do 2 things:combine all your recyclables in one container; cardboard, newspaper (and other paper), bottles, and cansput grass clippings in an open container (garbage can) at curbside.
30 Thank you for your cooperation! Questions?Please call the Public Works Department at or the Borough Administrator at if you have questions.Stay up-to-date on Borough events and information by visitingThank you for your cooperation!