The Cumberland County Improvement Authority has successfully instituted a recycling collection program for schools and government agencies. Our program consists of two separate containers, one to collect paper and cardboard and the other commingled bottles and cans produced at the participating facilities. This new program is designed to reduce costs for the participating public entities and increase recycling participation even further. This type of shared service would ensure an agency is in compliance with the State’s recycling laws.
The response to this program has been very positive with many school districts committing to the program. The first collection vehicle arrived in August 2006 servicing County agencies as well as the Millville and Upper Deerfield Township school districts. Since then, all Cumberland County school districts and several non-public schools have made the commitment to reducing and recycling in their schools. Government agencies, non-profit entities, post offices and businesses with an environmental partnership with the Authority have also made the commitment to recycling through this program. Efforts continue to reach out to public and private institutions throughout the county.
The collection vehicle is equipped with a scale to quantify the facility’s recycling efforts. In this way, valuable information is obtained on the amount of material produced at each site.
Recyclable paper and cardboard materials include office paper, worksheets, unwanted mail, newspaper, copy paper, construction paper, magazines, catalogs, reports, color paper, shredded paper, and file folders. Flatten all cardboard boxes. No art projects with heavy amounts of glue glitter or paint, paper towels, tissues or napkins or chip board boxes.
Recycled commingled materials (bottles and cans) include plastic containers with the number 1 or 2 in the recycling symbol. This will always include water bottle and beverage containers. Aluminum cans, glass containers, empty aerosol containers, steel cans.
Promoting this program’s efforts and accomplishments throughout the year is key to its success. The Cumberland County Improvement Authority can help with outreach efforts through onsite visits, staff orientation programs, professional school assembly programs, special contests or in-house programs promoted by the organization itself. For more information, contact Dennis DeMatte Jr, Recycling Coordinator, by phone at 856-825-3700 or by email at http://firstname.lastname@example.org.
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