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For information on recycling programs in Cumberland County, please contact Dennis DeMatte Jr.,Cumberland County Recycling Coordinator, at 856-825-3700 or email him at email@example.com.
On Tuesday, December 8, 2009 The Cumberland County Improvement Authority hosted a “Cumberland County is #1 in Recycling” tour to visit some of the locations, sites, and projects that have help Cumberland County achieve the #1 recycling rate. Municipal recycling coordinators, municipal officials, media photographers, and program staff members traveled to various locations throughout the county.
Residents, businesses, and organizations in Cumberland County have helped make Cumberland County the #1 Recycling County in New Jersey. The most recent available statistics from the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection calculated Cumberland County’s recycling rate in 2007 at 58.1% for municipal solid waste and at 69.8% total waste stream.
At each stop Authority staff and site representatives discussed how everyone is involved in the recycling process, highlighting why these stops are important to the county’s overall recycling effort. Reusable bags and information about county recycling programs were distributed. Photographs and videos were taken at each location and stop along the way. To view the video, click on the link for the site.
City of Millville Compost Site, 1001 Cedar Street, Millville Tom Walkup, City of Millville Street and Road Department Superintendent, described the operations for a demonstration that was given of how leaves and brush are recycled at this municipal compost site. This stop included a visit to one of many convenient drop-off locations for Cardboard and Boat Shrink Wrap Film.
Lawrence Township Convenience Center, 357 Main Street, Cedarville Lawrence Township residents bring their trash and recyclables to this convenience center. Mike Day, Lawrence Township Recycling Coordinator, explained how this is the hub of the community and residents have many recycling options available to them at this very clean and orderly operation.
Bridgeton High School, 111 North West Avenue, Bridgeton. Bridgeton High School has an active student body that cares about the environment and wants to make positive changes. Tom Smith, Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds for the Bridgeton Public Schools, and Jerry Cassidy, City of Bridgeton Recycling/Clean Communities Coordinator, highlighted the many successes in the Bridgeton area. The Authority has all county school districts as part of its recycling collection program. A demonstration of collection by an Authority vehicle was given at this school.
South Jersey Healthcare RMC, 1505 West Sherman Avenue, Vineland Tina Beakley, SJH Director of Environmental Services, presented an overview of the organization’s recycling program. SJH has a “green team” that recycles all they can at the regional medical center. They were recently recognized by the NJDEP for their recycling excellence.
Richland Glass, 1640 SW Boulevard, Vineland
Last year Richland Glass took advantage of the free waste assessments offered by the Authority. Several months later, the County Health Department conducted a recycling inspection and was pleased to see the waste prevention and recycling practices that were implemented and have helped the company save money in these difficult economic times. Richland Glass President/CEO Ed Silva gave a presentation on how this was accomplished and the future plans for the facility.
Curbside Collection, Cherokee Lane, Vineland Barbara Panzino, City of Vineland Assistant Director of Solid Waste Management, arranged for a curbside pickup demonstration by Waste Management, hauler for the city. Over 70% of county residents are served by curbside collection for their trash and recycling. Dual stream recycling allows the Authority to market a clean, high quality material in strong and weak markets.
Universal Waste Depot, 1086 East Walnut Road, Vineland. Vineland recently received the second largest recycling tonnage grant in the State. It hosts one of 11 Universal Waste collection sites in partnership with the Authority. Barbara Panzino, City of Vineland Assistant Director of Solid Waste Management, highlighted the convenience of the facility for residents to recycle electronics, household batteries, fluorescent bulbs, motor oil, and antifreeze year round.
Giordano’s Recycling, 110 North Mill Road, Vineland. Local and family owned recycling companies located in Cumberland County work together with our municipalities and the Authority in marketing recyclable materials. These recycling centers purchase material from area residents and businesses every day and that helps drive our recycling rates. Nick and Matt Giordano gave a tour of the facility noting many of the current and future operations.
For additional information on the “Cumberland County is #1 in Recycling” Tour or Cumberland County Improvement Authority programs, contact Dennis DeMatte, Jr., Recycling Coordinator, at 856-825-3700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.