Waldwick April 22, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES III • Page 3 Mandatory cardboard recycling goes into effect Effective immediately, Waldwick residents must recycle cardboard instead of putting it out with their garbage. The borough council last week approved an updated recycling ordinance adding cardboard to the list of items that must be recycled. Bergen County recently mandated that all municipalities add cardboard to their lists of materials that will be accepted from the public for recycling. Residents must take their corrugated cardboard to the recycling center and place it in the appropriate container. The depot is located behind the department of public works garage on Industrial Way and is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. No curbside pick up is available. Borough Administrator Gary Kratz explained that cardboard was not included in the borough’s original list of recyclable items because the program had been targeted to remove as much weight as possible from the waste stream to avoid tonnagebased costs at the local landfills. Resident Carol Shepard asked how residents would be made aware of the new requirement and made to comply. Kratz said notices would be included in the town’s newsletter and releases sent to local newspapers. Another option, he said, would be for the garbage collection company to leave cardboard behind if residents put it out with the garbage. “I suggest the third option, then people will get the idea,’ Shepard said. “I think that will work.” Once the cardboard is collected at the depot, it will be forwarded to a market for disposal, Kratz said. Other changes made to the ordinance, Kratz said, were made to conform with state regulations. He added that many of the changes have been in effect but had not been in the ordinance. The borough picks up commingled glass, aluminum and plastics at curbside on alternating Wednesdays. Newspapers, tied in bundles, are picked up curbside by the Boy Scouts on the third Saturday of the month. Magazines and junk mail must also be tied and can be taken to the recycling center. ��������������� ������������������ ����������� ������������������� ������������ ���������� ������������������ ������������ ���������� ���������������� ������� ������������ ���������������� ���������� ���������� ��������� ���������������� ��������������������� �������� �������������� ������������� ��������������������� ������������ ������������������������������������������ ������������������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������������������� �����������