The Orange Recycling Committee sent in a letter to be read aloud during the Sept. 25 Park and Rec Commission meeting.
Recycling Chairman Mitch Goldblatt reportedly chastised the Park and Rec department for not having enough recycling containers available during town events at the fairgrounds and Old Tavern Park.
Park and Rec Director Dan Lynch said they have recycling containers all over the place, Old Tavern, High Plains etc.
Goldblatt wrote that the Park and Rec department should go through the containers, take out the garbage and make sure all recyclable materials go to the transfer station.
Park and Rec Commission Chairman Joe Lembo said the Recycling Committee made plans for residents so they should have made plans for the town as well.
The Park and Rec Commission discussed having the roll-away bins like residents have and request a recycling truck come in and pick them up.
Lembo said the letter was curt and quite surprising considering that it was the first time his committee has heard there was a problem.
Jim O’Connor said the letter did not specify what the recycling committee was seeing that caused them to be so upset.
“The key is communication,” Lembo said. “I wish we had received a phone call before they decided to send this letter.”
The Park and Rec Commission plans to get in touch with the Recycling Committee so they can try to iron out all the problems.