Thursday, March 21, 2013
Unwanted electronic equipment can be recycled in New Providence on March 23.
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Thursday, March 21
The following information was provided by the County of Union. The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, March 23, so Union County residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally proper manner. The special E-cycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Alcatel-Lucent Technologies facility located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence. All residents of Union County are eligible to participate at no cost. There is a limit of six electronic items per car. “Computer monitors, old televisions and other electronic devices are the source of a considerable amount of dangerous material, including lead, mercury, cadmium …
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Township provides information on change in collection service.
The following messages comes courtesy of the Springfield Government. --------- The current contracts for garbage and recycling collection services ended Dec. 31, 2012. The township advertised a Request for Proposals (RFP) for new collections services effective January 2013. The RFPs were advertised in Oct. 2012 and were received back to the township on Dec. 4. Five eligible bids were received for garbage and recycling collection services. On Dec. 18, 2012 the Township Committee reviewed several solid waste and recycling options for 2013. After careful review, the Township Committee agreed to the following: *Garbage collection will be once per week. If your garbage was picked up Monday and Thursday, your garbage collection day will be …
Monday, December 31, 2012
Official announcement on collection of recycling.
The following is an announcement from Springfield officials. ------------- Recycling collection services will increase from every other week to every Wednesday, effective this Wednesday, Jan. 2. In addition, you now do not have to separate your recyclable paper products from recyclable glass, plastic and cans—you can now mix or co-mingle different types of recyclable materials into one container. This collection method is easier for residents and referred to as single—stream recycling. Every Wednesday recycling collection and you can mix recyclable materials into one single stream and container. See the attached document for details. More information is available on the Township web site, http://www.springfield-nj.us.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Recycling and trash will both be picked up once a week.
After debate from members of the public and officials, the Springfield township committee voted to have weekly garbage and recycling pickups. Under the terms of the agreement, Regional will handle garbage and Giordano will handle recycling. Recycling will be “single stream,” meaning that residents will not have to separate paper recycling from cans and plastic and can just put out one container of recyclable materials. As part of the agreement with Giordano, for each ton of recycling collected in Springfield, the township will receive a $3 rebate. E Officials estimate that the rebate will amount to about $5,000, which will be in addition to the approximate $35,000 worth of recycling rebates Springfield receives annually from the state and …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Choices for garbage and recycling to be voted on at tonight's Township Committee meeting.
Springfield's current garbage and recycling contract for professional collections services expires at the end of the year and officials are now considering options for 2013. When the government solicited Requests for Proposals for competitive bids for refuse collection services in October, five bids were received on the December 4. The bids responses offer several new option to the Township that Springfield administrators tout as cost-saving and environmentally beneficial. One option is to change to “single stream” collection of recyclable materials instead of having to individually separate materials by type, paper and glass. This makes it easy for resident to store and collect materials and also increases the volume of recyclable …
Friday, July 6, 2012
This weekend offers a recycling opportunities for electronics and computers along with a kitten adoption day.
The weather promises to be extremely hot this weekend, but here are some events that you can participate in and stay cool. Consider adopting a kitten at the Precious Felines Adoption Day in Garwood and open your home to a new friend. Just purchased a new computer to read your favorite Patch articles? This is the weekend to recycle the old one and any electronics that you don’t use. Please refer to the Patch Calendars for more events and feel free to add yours. Free Electronic Recycling Resident of Clark and surrounding towns can bring their unwanted old electronic items to be recycled by Principia Green Team. Friday, July 6, Free – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. — Clark Scotch Plains Farmer’s Market Scotch Plains Business Professional Association …
Monday, May 14, 2012
Data shows Union County rates for recycling dropping from 2008 to 2009.
Residents in Union County are doing a fare good job recycling their waste. In a county where 1,082,31 million tons of waste was generated, 54.1 percent was recycled according to the most recent numbers, according to NJ Spotlight's latest interactive map. Overall, New Jerseyans are recycling less of their waste than they did in the mid-1990s, data from the state Department of Environmental Protection show. At the peak, residents across the state were recycling 61 percent of what they discarded in 1996 and 1997. That number dropped to 57 percent statewide in 2009. Prior to the enactment of the state’s mandatory recycling law a quarter of a century ago, 10 percent or less of waste was recycled. The law initially set a goal of recycling 25 …
Friday, January 6, 2012
Schedule for pickup laid out along with information about what materials can be recycled.
Springfield's 2012 recycling flyer is now available on the Township's official website. In addition to information about when the Department of Public Works will collect recylable material, the document includes information about what materials can be recycled as well as information about collection for other types of waste. Download the flyer here.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
New refuse cans are eye-catching and, even better, free.
Signs throughout the township proclaim, "Springfield just got a little greener." No, Kermit the Frog hasn't moved onto Mountain Ave. The extra kick of green is a result of the structures the signs are mounted on. Springfield's government has entered into a partnership with Creative Outdoor Advertising to install a number of trash and recycling receptacles throughout the township. Creative Outdoor Advertising, is a "streetscaping" company, and have created bus stops, park benches, and outdoor refuse receptacles for over 60 municipalities. The receptacles have a large display advertising space, which is how Creative Outdoor Advertising hopes to profit from the deal. Springfield Township Administrator Anthony Cancro said the company will …
Monday, August 16, 2010
For the sake of Springfield's environment and finances, official urges increased recycling.
Have you ever wondered how recycling benefits Springfield? We all know that recycling is good for the environment and the more we recycle the less refuse we put into our land fill, but did you know that for each ton of refuse we put into the land fill there is a cost to the township and for each ton of recyclables Springfield receives monies in the form of two state sponsored grants. The good news is that even though the cost per ton of refuse has increased from $60.42 in 2007 to $66.94 in 2009, the total cost of putting refuse into the dump has decreased through increased recycling efforts. The cost to Springfield in 2007 was $419,564 as opposed to $407,472 in 2009. The Clean Communities Grant and the Recycling Tonnage Grant are the two …