Recycling is a great thing to do. It’s great for the environment and helps residents get rid of certain types of waste. I live in Flemington Borough in New Jersey. Recycling in this town is fairly easy as long as you follow the rules. Now as well as having a Recycling curbside pickup every two weeks, there are also facilities in town where you can drop off your recycling. But for this article I am going to concentrate on the curbside pickup since this is the most convenient for residents.
Every Flemington resident is provided with a recycling bin. The recycling bin is used for cans, bottles and plastic containers. Recycling pickup in Flemington is every other Friday. Pickup times are between 7:00 am and 5:00 pm. Recycling must be placed on curbside before 7:00 am on pickup day. Recycling can also be placed on the curbside the day before pickup (Thursday) but must not be placed on the curb any earlier than 5:00 pm. Recycling must be placed within 3 feet of the curb or street line. Recycling containers must be removed from curbside no later than 12 noon the day following pickup. Anyone who does not follow these rules will be subject to a fine. If a pickup day falls on a holiday, recycling will be picked up the following day. If there is inclement weather on a pickup day, recycling will be picked up the following day as well.
Flemington allows for the following recycled items: Aluminum cans, glass, tin cans, plastic, newspapers, magazines, junk mail and corrugated cardboard. #1 and #2 plastic must be in the same container. Newspapers, magazines and junk mail must be bundled together. Corrugated cardboard must be broken down and bundled with twine. Recycling paper helps save trees. Recycling helps keep the earth clean and prevents too much waste in landfills. It also costs more money to dump trash in landfills than it costs to recycle and reuse.
My family loves to recycle because we accumulate many cans. We use a can crusher which enables us to fit more in the bin. There is no cost for recycling in Flemington and it is really a great habit to develop. If you are not fortunate enough to have curbside recycling pickup, I suggest you look in the yellow pages for a facility in your location. There are many recycling facilities available in many locations where you can just drop off your recycling. There are also scrap yards that pay for aluminum cans or metal because it is so much cheaper to turn old cans and metal into new products rather than making a completely new product.
Recycling is a great way to help preserve the environment and keep your property clean!
Information obtained from www.historicflemington.com.