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First Week Of New Recycling Schedule…What Happened?

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Feb 072014
 

The metal bar should face the street and the wheels should face your yard.

The metal bar should face the street and the wheels should face your yard.

For the second consecutive week, residents are asking, “What happened to my recycling pick-up?”

According to Recycling Committee Chairman  Mitch Goldblatt, a number of streets were missed on Tuesday due to miscommunication between drivers and dispatch from the town’s contracted Recycling company, Citi Carting

“They intended to pick up today, but the snow shut things down,” Goldblatt told Orange Live on Wednesday night. “Anything missed on Tuesday and Wednesday should be picked up on Thursday along with that day’s scheduled pick-ups.”

Goldblatt spoke to Richie Antonnucci from Citi Carting about the situation and then said “Anyone whose recycling wasn’t picked up should leave it out and if it is not gone by Friday, it will be picked up on Saturday.”

Hey, What Happened To The Recycling This Week?

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Jan 312014
 

The metal bar should face the street and the wheels should face your yard.

The metal bar should face the street and the wheels should face your yard.

Next Tuesday, Feb. 4, is supposed to be the first day of the new recycling pickup schedule in Orange, but the events of this week have many residents confused and wondering if the new schedule already has begun.

It seems that the truck missed some homes on Wednesday and came by on Thursday, which, in some neighborhoods may actually be the NEW designated pick up day. I learned this from responses to a Facebook Post on Orange Live

Here’s What Happened:

According to Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt, Citi Carting owns two trucks that efficiently do the job in Orange, but on Wednesday, while on its route, ONE of the trucks had completed part of its daily pick-ups when it was involved in an accident, rendering it inoperable. So Wednesday’s route was never completed.

The following day (Thursday) the Wednesday route was completed and part of Thursday’s route was done — but not finished.

Today (Friday), Thursday’s route was completed and As much of Friday’s route as possible, was completed. If there are still untouched recycling bins, leave them out, they will be done by tomorrow.

Next week, the New Pick Up Schedule WILL begin as planned.

Aug 222013
 

Earth's best friend

Earth’s best friend

Since the town of Orange switched over to the new single-stream recycling system, residents have been sending Orange Live questions, concerns and complaints — mostly through Facebook.

One resident said that she is concerned because people don’t know how to use the new bins.

“There is only one man on the truck now, not a crew. He pulls up and an arm comes down, picks up the bin and dumps it, but if residents place the bin too close to their mailbox or facing the wrong way, or over fill it, the driver has to get out and move it which is a waste of time,” she said. “We need clear answers on what we’re supposed to do so the process works the way it should.”

Others complain about their recyclables being left behind after falling out of the bin, asking “who’s going to clean it up?”

There are so many questions and concerns and if I , or the recycling committee answers each one individually,  as Mitch has been doing on his own, others with the same problem may not see it.

So, instead of trying to address each one on a personal basis, Orange Live and Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt are teaming up to get you the answers you need all in one place.

We are asking that you e-mail your questions or comments to Orange Live at orangectlive01@gmail.com and I will forward them to Mitch.

Then Mitch will address all of them here on Orangectlive.com (cross post on Orange Live on Facebook).

This will begin immediately and hopefully, in a very short time everyone will know exactly what they are to do when recycling in Orange.