Presentation on theme: "Borough Of Lawnside Single Stream Recycling The Department of Public Works is introducing single-stream recycling to begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2012."— Presentation transcript:
Borough Of Lawnside Single Stream Recycling The Department of Public Works is introducing single-stream recycling to begin on Wednesday, September 5, 2012. 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.
Borough Of Lawnside Single Stream Recycling Prepared by the: Public Works Planning Committee Councilman Stephen C. Moore
2012 Mayor and Committee: Mayor Mary Ann Wardlow Councilman Stephen C. Moore Councilman Robert L. Lee Councilman Steven A. Pollard DPW Department Of Public Works Committee Borough Administrator Jay Todd Department Supervisor Richard Still Deputy Department Supervisor Tyrone Wakefield
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.
In Other Words...... All 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
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.
Waste Management Facility Camden, NJ
Recycling Can – Think Green – Yes Cans/Jars: Glass bottles & jars Tin and aluminum cans Aerosol cans (EMPTY only) Metal jar lids
Recycling Can – Think Green -- Yes Paper: Corrugated cardboard (flattened) Paperboard boxes (e.g. cereal, pasta & tissue boxes) Newspapers & inserts (no bags) Magazines, brochures & catalogues Mail & greeting cards Office paper Photo paper, wrapping paper, tissue paper File folders Phone books Paperback books Hardcover books with the cover removed Paper bags Empty paper and toilet paper rolls (the core) Shredded paper
Recycling Can – Think Green –Yes Plastics: Pourable plastic containers such as milk cartons, water bottles Detergent containers, shampoo bottles, etc. Rigid plastics
Put in Recycling Can – Think Green Review – Yes Yes Newspaper, office paper ** Junk mail, envelopes, magazines ** Flat corrugated cardboard ** Cereal Boxes Glass bottles and jars Metal food/beverage containers Plastic water, soda, milk bottles, juice boxes Shampoo, detergent bottles ** All loose and mixed in one can – nothing tied. ** Do not put in plastic trash bags
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.
NO NEED TO REMOVE: Tape, paper clips, staples, stamps, labels, metal fasteners, rubber bands, plastic tabs, post-it notes.
Trash Can – Think Red – No, No Not Accepted for Curbside Single Stream Recycling Plastic bags Aluminum foil Waxed paper or waxed cardboard Pizza boxes Microwavable trays Containers from frozen food Light bulbs Mirrors Window or auto glass Drinking glasses
Trash Can – Think Red – No, No Not Accepted for Curbside Single Stream Recycling Glass cookware Ceramics, porcelain, china, vases Tissues, paper towels, napkins Styrofoam & paper to-go containers Plastic 6-pack holders Batteries Tires Paint cans (empty or full) Coat hangers Appliances (e.g. toasters, TVs, etc.
Put in Trash Can – Think Red Review – No, No Food, coffee grounds, etc. Plastic bags, plastic shopping bags, plastic wrap Pizza boxes Diapers Plastic utensils, deli containers, etc. Styrofoam Window glass, ceramics, dishware Wire, wire hangers, Christmas lights.
2 nd Reminder: All in One Can Yes, Yes Cardboard ** Newspaper ** Junk Mail ** Bottles Cans Glass Bottles Cereal Boxes More ** Loose, mixed, and untied
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.
Advantages to Single Stream Recycling 2 Recycling saves energy Recycling supplies valuable raw materials to industry Recycling creates jobs and stimulates the development of greener technologies Recycling generates less solid waste and conserves resources for future generations Recycling reduces the need for new landfills and combustors
Pick Up Schedule Recycling will be picked up at the curb every Wednesday. More information is available at www.lawnside.net/anouncements.
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.
Camden County Recycles Electronics. Free Drop Off! Camden County Recycling Center State law now prohibits disposal of computers and TVs with trash Items 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 at 856-858-5241
Plastic Bags, Used Oil, & Batteries Alkaline non-rechargeable batteries (e.g. AA, AAA, C & D) can be thrown in the trash.
Compact Florescent Light Bulbs Compact florescent light bulbs (CFL) can be recycled at Home Depot. To find out where to recycle additional items visit www.earth911.com or call 1-800-CLEANUP
Single Stream Recycling Begins Wednesday, September 5, 2012 Major Resource – www.lawnside.net. Knowledge is Power! $ ave the Borough money, recycle more!
New procedure for grass clippings Beginning September 5 th, 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!
So…effective Wed., Sept. 5 th : Please do 2 things: combine all your recyclables in one container; cardboard, newspaper (and other paper), bottles, and cans put grass clippings in an open container (garbage can) at curbside.
Questions? Please call the Public Works Department at 573-6212 or the Borough Administrator at 573-6215 if you have questions. Stay up-to-date on Borough events and information by visiting www.lawnside.net.www.lawnside.net Thank you for your cooperation!