Recycling makes $ and sense

| 11 Apr 2012 | 06:25

Beautification Day Roadside Cleanup

Earth Day is fast approaching and so too is West Milford’s annual Beautification Day Roadside cleanup on Saturday, April 21, when the volunteers of West Milford join forces to cleanup the year's accumulated trash along our roadsides. Last year's cleanup was a great success (despite the weather) and we are hoping this year's will be the same. Because of so many caring volunteers, West Milford is the only community in the area that does not pay for our cleanup, and that is because it is all volunteer.

This is a great opportunity to not only cleanup our roadsides; you’ll also be helping to bring in more recycling dollars. Last year our residents collected over 1,200 bags of recyclables and over 14 tons of metal.

Calling all individuals, groups, organizations and businesses of West Milford to sign up for your (or your group's) road assignment.Contact Dave Stires at 973-728-2724 or stop by the recycling office located at 30 Lycosky Drive. All volunteers will receive a T-shirt, gloves and bags (black for garbage and blue for recyclables).

Clean up is on Saturday, April 21 (rain date is April 22) from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and is followed by a picnic at Bubbling Springs Park. Gifts will be awarded for the oldest, most valuable, and most unusual refuse collected. There will also be goodie bags and games for the kids, hot dogs and refreshments, as well as a DJ.

For residents who are unable to participate on April 21 but would still like to help, please contact the recycling office for a road assignment and supplies. Please help to keep West Milford a clean community.

A shoutoutto: West Milford To Go for their outstanding recycling efforts.Keep up the good work!

What’snew: West Milford received a new (much needed) recycling truck, paid for entirely from grant money received from our recycling efforts. The more we recycle, the more grant money will be available; recycling really does make dollars and sense!

Didyouknow... An estimated 60,000,000 Hershey’s kisses are wrapped each day, using enough aluminum foil to cover over 50 acres of space?That’s almost 40 football fields! All that foil is recyclable, but not many people realize it.

From the West Milford Beautification & Recycling Task Force Committee