6/2/2008 - Important Recycling Changes starting 6/1/08

Important Recycling Changes

In an effort to enhance the Recycling Program in the City of Hackensack, the Mayor and Council have approved a proposal for a weekly collection of recyclables. As of Monday, June 30, all recycling will be collected on your scheduled garbage collection day. Main Street from Essex to Anderson Streets will continue regular Tuesday and Friday recycling collection days. Commercial properties where the city only collects recycling will have recyclables collected once a week by routes assigned by the Sanitation Department. Yard waste will be collected every Monday – South of and including Central Avenue and every Tuesday – North of Central Avenue.

Fluorescent bulbs, batteries and all electronics can be recycled at the DPW, 120 East Broadway, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Saturdays 7 a.m. – noon. Note: Electronics such as TV’s, computers, microwaves and radios will no longer be collected as rubbish. White goods will continue to be collected by purchasing a sticker for $10 and receiving an appointment for collection.

Not only are the new procedures more environmentally friendly, they are also more cost effective. The new, streamlined system will increase the amount of material the city recycles and will result in signifi cant cost savings.

We are providing a user friendly program and making resources available in the hope that recycling will become an important part of your daily life.

If you have questions regarding the changes in the recycling schedules or recycling in general or if you need help with your recycling program, please call the Department of Sanitation and Recycling at 201-646-3955.

Recycle for the Environment and the Economy; Reduce Waste & Conserve Resources!

Recycling 1 Ton of Paper Saves:

• 17 Trees
• 6,953 Gallons of Water
• 463 Gallons of Oil
• 587 Pounds of Air Pollution
• 3.06 Cubic Yards of Landfi ll Space
• 4,077 Kilowatt Hours of Energy