Township to Keep Recycling Through County Program
Residents are encouraged to recycle electronics at the new public works facility.
The township is continuing its recycling agreement with the county for curbside pickup throughout the year.
The council unanimously approved the continuation of the recycling program at the March 4 council meeting.
The pickup for curbside recyclable materials is done at $23.85 per household for 2012, with 16,667 households to be serviced in total. That total will not exceed $397,507.95.
This recycling program is continued from previous years, and the costs are the same as in previous years.
“There is no increase from the previous year, it’s stable,” township administrator James Naples said.
The county, Naples said, is moving toward single stream recycling for Green Brook and South Bound Brook, which would not require the separation of materials put out for recycling. All items could be submitted together for collection.
“Hopefully that will be a trend toward the positive,” he said.
In addition, Naples said, the township is trying to get residents to recycle through the free e-waste dumpster.
Bridgewater offers an electronic recycling drop-off location on Chimney Rock Road.
Scrap electronics—including televisions, computers, iPads, cell phones and other electronic items—are required to be recycled in Somerset County.
This new recycling drop-off location is open at the township’s new Public Works Facility on Chimney Rock Road, and is not just for Bridgwater residents.
Naples said the township has recycled 9 tons of waste so far through this drop-off location.
“It will bode well for future tonnage grant awards,” he said. “This is open to all of the county, not just Bridgewater residents.”