HAWTHORNE, NJ - According to the Hawthorne Environmental Commission, some 7,160 pounds of shreddable material and 54 bags of styrofoam were collected at the October 19 "Shred Day and Styrofoam Drive".  The drive, which is sponsored by the borough of Hawthorne and the Hawthorne Green Team, was held at the Municipal Building and was held for three hours.  Residents brought documents and other papers they wanted to be shredded, rather than put into the garbage, and disposed of "clean packing" styrofoam.

The Environmental Commission also announced that another Styrofoam Drive will be held on Saturday, January 4, between 9:00 a.m. - noon.  "We recognize with the upcoming holiday shopping, there will be a lot of styrofoam packaged with various toys, electronics and appliances," the commission said in a statement.  "We are asking all Hawthorne residents to hold onto their styrofoam to drop off for the January 2020 collection date.   We will be collecting clean packaging Styrofoam only.  Peanuts, cup, and food containers will not be acceptable."

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