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Posted on: August 22, 2014

[ARCHIVED] Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio Announces Start Of Single Stream Recycling Cart Distribution

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Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio Announces Start Of Single Stream Recycling Cart Distribution

Delivery of 40,000 Carts Is Underway

Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio announced today that the delivery of over 40,000 blue recycling carts began this week as part of the transition to single stream recycling. Starting on their first recycling collection in September, residents with curbside collection will be able to recycle their cans, bottles, newspapers and cardboard, in the same container. For residents with paper carts, their paper cart will become their single stream cart.

“While many homes will be able fit all their recyclables into their existing paper cart, we knew that some households would need more cart capacity. Residents who ordered an extra cart between last September and this July should receive their carts by the end of September. Residents who have ordered a cart and don’t receive it before single stream begins should use their current buckets for overflow until the extra cart arrives.” Garganio explained.

“As September 1st rapidly approaches, we are all looking forward to the convenience and cost savings that come with single stream recycling,” said Director Garganio, “Still the transition to single stream and the delivery of additional recycling carts to over 40,000 individual homes is a massive undertaking. There will be bumps in the road and we ask our residents to please be patient. As problems arise we will work to fix them quickly.”

“It is important that residents know how the switch to single stream recycling will affect their specific area,” Garganio continued, “For example residents in Bordentown City, Fieldsboro and Shamong, the historic village of Roebling, historic section of Burlington City and uncarted townhome communities will not receive blue recycling carts but instead will continue to use their existing recycling buckets for single-stream collection.”

“Under the new program, single family homes in Washington Township, portions of Burlington City and the remaining uncarted single family homes in Willingboro and the Homestead Community in Mansfield will automatically receive carts in time for their first single stream collection in September,” said Director Garganio.

Bass River, North Hanover and Woodland, as well as multifamily complexes and schools do not have curbside recycling and will continue to keep paper and cardboard separate from bottles and cans at their recycling dropoffs.

For more information, or to view the curbside cart delivery schedule, please visit our website at or email: or call (609) 499-1001.

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