Recycling makes $ and sense

| 26 Apr 2012 | 01:16

Odds-N-Ends… It is that time again when we emerge from our homes to enjoy the fresh air and nice weather and that usually entails spring-cleaning. Listed below are many typical items found in your shed, garage, an around the yard that are recyclable. Recycling your odds-n-ends makes sense; it keeps them out of landfills and you the taxpayer will not have to pay to dispose of them. The following items listed below should be dropped off at the recycling center:

Aluminum window/door screens* Car batteries

Alkaline batteries Tires ($2 disposal charge per car tire/$5 disposal fee per truck tire)

Motor Oil (25 cent disposal fee per gallon)

Motor oil containers Spark plugs

Plastic/metal lawn furniture* Table umbrellas

Plastic flower pots/flats Leaf blowers

Weed wackers Hedge trimmers Lawn mowers* (remove oil/gas prior to pickup)

Seed spreaders Power tools/hand tools

Rakes/shovels* Wire fencing* BBQ grills*

Plastic/Aluminum coolers Metal/plastic paint rollers and trays

Bicycles* Snow blowers* (remove oil/gas prior to pickup)

Nails/screws Shop vacuums and accessories

Empty paint cans (* Items followed by an asterisk can be left curbside on your metal pickup day)

Hazardous Waste Collection June 9

The following items should be dropped off at the recycling center only on Hazardous Waste Collection Day, Saturday June 9, 2012:

Oil based Paints/primers/polyurethane/sealers (note; latex paints not included. Leftover latex paint should be mixed with cat litter and left to dry, contents should be discarded in garbage and cans can then be dropped off at recycling center)

Lubricating oil Solvents/thinners


CFL/tube fluorescent light bulbs

Cleaning agents A shout out to:

Town Cycle for their outstanding recycling efforts, keep up the good work!

What’s new: The numbers are in for January 2012 on cardboard, junk mail, newspaper and commingled: West Milford received a total $12,003.55 in revenue in just one month!

Did you know… Motor oil never wears out, it just gets dirty. Oil can be recycled, re-fined and used again, reducing our reliance on imported oil. A single quart of motor oil, if disposed of improperly, can contaminate up to 2,000,000 gallons of fresh water.

From the West Milford Beautification & Recycling Task Force Committee