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Twice A Week Garbage Collection Starts Monday

Garbage will be collected twice a week until the fall. Do you like the system?

Summer is almost here, and that means more garbage pick-ups.

Beginning Monday, May 21, garbage will be picked up two times a week until the fall.

For several years the township has had a solid waste management program that includes twice a week collection during the summer months and once a week collection during the fall, summer and spring.

“The decision to change the manner in which solid waste was picked up from our residents was made only after much research and discussion,” said Mayor David Stahl. “The change from twice a week to once a week, with the exception of the summer months, has been incredibly successful and widely accepted by the residents."

Mayor Stahl said that since the change, there has been enough cost savings to be able to reduce municipal taxes. In addition, the program is constantly being modified.

“For example, we now start the twice a week collection in advance of the Memorial Day weekend and end it one week after the Labor Say holiday,” said Mayor Stahl. “This way, we can all enjoy family and friends and a good barbeque knowing that the extra garbage will be picked up. In addition, I expanded the policy of the Recycling Center to permit residents to bring their household waste to the Recycling Center six days a week. The Recycling Center has become one of the busiest township sites  as residents know that just about anything that they want to dispose of will be accepted at the Recycling Center.”

To see what your garbage collection schedule is, see the attached schedule.

LINDA ZIMMERMAN May 21, 2012 at 02:59 PM
what do I click on for the "attached schedule"
LINDA ZIMMERMAN May 21, 2012 at 03:00 PM
It's great for the summer, but you said click on attached schedule and there is nothing to click on for the schedule.
John Saccenti (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 03:41 PM
You should be able to see it now. Look at the photo above, the schedule is right below it. Sorry about that.
Anthony J. Riccobono May 22, 2012 at 01:10 AM
The truth is that the mayor wanted year round once a week pickup, you should ask how many would have liked that. The summer schedule was my suggestion. I mentioned vermin, odors,diapers and sanitary issues. Others joined me after hearing my suggestion, the council rebid and came back with a lower price than expected. Check the record! I also suggested an additional after Christmas pickup.
sickersick May 22, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Ok ok here is your gold star!
Anthony J. Riccobono May 22, 2012 at 01:06 PM
My school motto was "the truth shall set you free" In any case our taxes are going down and we stlll have the benefit of twice a week pickup when it counts. Certainly other factors are involved What does trivializing my concept and those who had the courage to stand up and make their feelings known in public accomplish?
Lisa M. May 22, 2012 at 01:16 PM
I think you had a great suggestion, but I would still like twice a week pick-up. Instead of short-changing the public on services, we would all be better served if the administrative costs were reduced as well as staff positions. But of course, that is an unfavorable suggestion.
walter Conk May 22, 2012 at 01:24 PM
"Truth shall set you free" -- what about sewer authority patronage job. Mr. Riccobono
Anthony J. Riccobono May 22, 2012 at 02:26 PM
I was elected after I had the job, It wasn't patronage people knew who I was and what I did when they elected me.I had many years in a similar position in NY. My question is why are you turning something into a personal attack when all I was doing was stating what factually occurred ? When you attack the person instead of the facts it shows your lack of credibility.
Anthony J. Riccobono May 22, 2012 at 02:43 PM
Thank and I agree, twice a week pickups were better, particularly if you missed one, but the savings have been significant. Because no one left the table truly happy or totally dissatisfied, it worked. Your other point is well taken many well paid experienced personnel are retiring while there will be savings in costs there will be a loss as well.
Madeline May 24, 2012 at 12:13 AM
Actually duct tape would work better on him.
Madeline May 24, 2012 at 12:14 AM
Good point, Mr. Conk!

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