June 19, 2014 at 10:55 AM
EDISON, NJ — A new recycling drop-off center will open July 1 behind the Minnie Veal Community Center for the convenience of North Edison residents.
The drop-off center will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Area residents can drop off recyclables that are customarily put into household recycling bins for curbside collection, Jeff Roderman, Public works Director said.
Curbside recyclable collections will continue as usual. Roderman said the new drop-off bins will be available for residents who miss their regular collection day or who accumulate a quantity of recyclables between collections.
Recyclables would include newspapers, magazines, mixed paper, flattened cardboard, food containers, tin, aluminum and bimetal cans, glass jars and bottles, and plastics stamped with #1–#7 recycle code.
“Recycling household items is one of the most important things that people and families can do to help our community and our environment,” Mayor Thomas Lankey said. “Recycling helps decrease pollution; it reduces the volume of waste in landfills and it generates revenue for our town.”
For example, according to the most recent available data, Edison collected 154,700 tons of recyclables through household and commercial efforts in 2011 and as a result it received $173,667 in revenue for that year.
Edison will provide “single-source” recycling bins behind Grove Avenue community center, meaning that residents do not need to presort their household recyclables before dropping them off.