ATTENTION ALL RESIDENTS: Important Recycling Information
Single Stream Recycling is Targeted to Start in May 2014 - The County wants help you prepare! As you may know, In May 2014 most Burlington County residents will be able to put all their recyclables (cans, bottles, paper and cardboard) into that one big blue cart which, is now used for paper and cardboard only. When we go single stream, recycling will still be collected every other week. Single stream is convenient, increases recycling volume and saves money. But it is critically important the County know whether our residents have the recycling containers they will need. To learn more visit www.burlcorecycles.com .
To recap what we previously sent, the commercial message simply says that Single Stream Recycling is coming next spring and, if you need a 2nd cart, contact the County Recycling Office. It lists our phone number 609-499-1001 and a web address that will link directly to a Single Stream Recycling Info Page and cart order form. www.burlcorecycles.com
That page explains what single steam is and that we know that some homes may need a 2nd or larger cart.
After reviewing the information, if they think they need a 2nd cart, they are instructed to click on a “cart order form” and place an order for a 2nd or larger cart.
(the larger carts are only for homes that have either 48 or 64 gallon sizes now). Only one extra cart can be ordered.
If they call our office, they will be able to place their cart order via live operator Monday-Friday - 9am-5pm. (except Monday’s Holiday)
The County intends to fund the cost of the extra carts for the orders that we receive through the time when we launch single stream.
Each town will still need to keep an inventory of carts to handle lost or stolen carts, etc. and it is still your responsibility to make sure that everyone who needs a cart, has one.
We are still working out the logistics of how we will get the carts to the specific addresses but we are finding many are willing to pick up from a “central location in town”.
We’ll have more details at the meeting on Sept. 12th
Letters explaining the ad and program should be emailed out to your mayor and committee by tomorrow, via municipal clerks, with a copy to you.
If you haven’t yet, please check out the website. www.burlcorecycles.com that links directly to Single Stream Recycling Page.
Make sure your staff, especially phone staff, know what’s going on.
Please make sure they understand that:
Residents who never received a cart or need a replacement cart now, or want a smaller cart now, will be directed to call their municipality.
Recycling Electronic Waste
Goodwill has partnered with the Public Works Department to collect Electronic Waste