Burlington County Recycling Meeting for All MACCS Complexes
The County has converted its curbside recycling program to single stream collection. This means that single family homes can put paper, cardboard, bottles and cans into one recycling container. For apartment/condominium (multifamily) complexes, converting to single stream means that tenants/residents can place bottles and cans into existing recycling paper dumpsters.
Multifamily complexes, with few exceptions, have NOT been approved to convert to single stream.
To start the approval process, the County Office of Recycling has begun auditing all MACCS complexes to check the condition of their existing dumpsters and the level of contamination. This assessment is the first step in deciding if and when a complex can switch to single stream recycling. Based on initial results, there are problems and confusion regarding exactly what materials can be recycled. You should also be aware that the County Health Department will soon begin inspecting loads of waste arriving at the County landfill. The inspectors will be issuing warnings to trash haulers for loads of waste that contain noticeable amounts of recyclables. If haulers get fined and the material came from your complex, it may impact you.
For these reasons, all complexes are urged to attend one of the 2 recycling training sessions listed below.
If you cannot personally attend, you should send a member of your staff.
You have a choice of attending on Wed. Sept. 16th or Wed. Sept 23rd.
Both meetings will begin at 9am and should end at 10am.
Location: Robert C. Shinn Recycling Center
130 Hancock Lane
Westampton, NJ 08060
The training will include a tour of the recycling center.
Flat, closed toed shoes are required for the tour, and safety apparel will be provided.
New brochures for your complexes will be distributed and information on replacing and/or repainting dumpsters, container labels, etc. will be provided.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the session you wish to attend, names of attendees and the name of your complex.
If you have any questions, please contact Susan Konen or Ann Moore, Burlington County Department of Solid Waste at 609-499-1001.