Recycling makes $ and sense

| 17 May 2012 | 02:26

Odds-N-Ends… Kitchen, bath and laundry recyclables

Our kitchens, bathrooms and laundry rooms are probably the most heavily used rooms in our homes and contain many odds-n-ends items you may not think of as recyclable, however most items are.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; the items noted with an asterisk can be put in with your curbside pickup;

Around the kitchen; •Pots and pans

•Metal bakeware •Flatware •Plastic food containers*

•Blenders/juicers/popcorn makers/food processors/can openers

•Coffee makers/grinders •Electric grills/hot plates/waffle makers

•Glassware* •Plastic/metal cooking utensils*

•Worn out dish towels/pot holders/fabric table cloths (drop off in the red textile recycling bin)

•Scissors •Foil food trays •Plastic/glass cutting boards*

•Paper towel holders In the bathroom;

•Hair dryers/curling irons •Nail clippers/tweezers

•Digital thermometers (thermometers containing mercury should be dropped off on hazardous waste collection day Saturday, June 9, 2012)

•Plastic netting bath puffs* •Deodorant/powder/cosmetic/shampoo/hairspray containers*

•Nail polish bottles (empty bottles can go in with commingled, bottles containing polish should be dropped off on hazardous waste collection day Saturday, June 9, 2012

•Toilet paper rolls/wrappers •Razors*

•Hair clippers •Worn out towels/washcloths (drop off in the red textile recycling bin)

•Toothbrushes/electric/manual* •Toothpaste tubes/dental floss containers

•Combs/brushes/hair clips* •Cleaning brushes

Laundry; •Irons/ironing boards

•Laundry baskets •Detergent/bleach/softener/starch bottles/containers*

A shoutoutto: To all the volunteers that participated in West Milford’s annual Beautification Day roadside cleanup, job well done!Together you collected over 1,100 bags of recyclables (that’s over 4 tons of bottles and cans), 6,000 pounds of metal and 5 tons of garbage.Thank you!Special thanks to the following company’s for their generous donations that made our picnic a success; Shop Rite of West Milford, Walmart, Home Depot, Clearview Cinemas, Mario’s Pizza, Demarco’s Pizza, Momento Restaurant, Herr’s Foods, Flags and SilverStore.

What’snew: Now that the roads are sparkling, it is a good time to ‘adopt-a-road’ or section of a road.If you would like to participate in this program, please contact the recycling office @ 973-728-2724 for information.All participants will have sign erected with their name(s) on their section of road.

Didyouknow... Mining and transporting raw materials for glass produces about 385 pounds of waste for every ton of glass that is made.If recycled glass is substituted for half of the raw materials, the waste is cut by more than 80 percent.

From the West Milford Beautification and Recycling Task Force Committee