During Saturday’s (April 27) Shredding Event we learned that this continues to be a problem. So, I promised to re-publish this article.
The Orange Public Works Department announced on January 24, 2019 that 40 recycling bins were not picked up on Thursday due to contamination — Unauthorized plastic in the bins.
*** PLEASE NOTE: PLASTIC BAGS and PLASTIC WRAPS ARE CONTAMINATING OUR RECYCLING. BINS THAT HAVE ANY TYPE OF PLASTIC BAGS OR BUBBLE WRAP WILL NOT BE PICKED UP***
DO NOT DISCARD PLASTIC BAGS IN YOUR BINS PLEASE, thank you for your cooperation! Orange Public Works.
Orange Recycling Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt added:
“We have been trying to spread the word for literally years now, that plastic bags are NOT to be included in the blue bins or mixed recycling at the Transfer Station. City Carting is having loads rejected due to the plastic bags so they will no longer pick up bins with plastic bags or wrap.”
If you need more information, contact Public Works Office Manager, Sylvie Napoli, at 203-891-4712.