LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a successful Saturday morning, where a record 1,065 cars lined up to participate in the year’s first Electronics Recycling Day and the police department stepped up to help at both the recycling event and the Little League opening ceremony, Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt and members of the township council thanked Scott Goldman, chair of the Livingston Recycling & Reclamation Committee, and Chief of Police Craig Handschuch at Monday’s council meeting for their respective departments’ services.
In addition to leading the record-breaking event, Goldman also went above and beyond a few days prior to have 1-800-GET-JUNK to come collect recycling from local senior citizens and deliver it to the Livingston Senior and Community Center for Saturday’s event.
According to Assistant Township Manager Russ Jones, the event saw 361 cars within the first 70 minutes of the recycling event, and more than 1,000 over the course of the day. Because of the high volume of vehicles, police officers were called in to help with traffic control.
Across town at the Northland Little League Complex, parking was a concern due to the parking lot currently being used as a holding station for fallen branches from the March snowstorms. With record crowds attending the opening ceremony of Livingston Little League and Softball (LLLS) to honor Jake Kestler, the inspiration behind the LLLS Major League division’s Knock Cancer Out of the Park campaign, police officers and auxiliary officers assisted in making sure parking was available and safe for all.
After honoring a group of boy scouts, hearing a presentation on autism awareness from Livingston’s Super Six and declaring support for the police department’s distracted driving campaign, Meinhardt said that Monday’s council meeting was a “great, heartfelt, warm Livingston night.”
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