Where Did That New Sign Come From?

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Jan 112019

The Orange Recycling Committee gathers around the new sign at the Transfer Station.

If you are a frequent visitor to the town’s Transfer Station, you may have noticed a handsome new directional sign at the entrance.

On Saturday, Dec. 22, the Orange Recycling Committee gathered at the Transfer Station to dedicate the new signage.

Committee Chairman Mitch Goldblatt said that some time ago, the committee had received grant money to promote the town’s recycling efforts.

In late June 2017, just in time for the Fourth of July weekend, the all-volunteer Orange Recycling Committee took delivery of 60 new bins for the Orange Fairgrounds and other public locations in town. There are 30 Blue bins for recyclables and 30 brown ones for trash disposal.

The remainder of the grant money was earmarked for Transfer Station signage. Steve Selby from Fastsigns was contracted to make the new sign, which he delivered on time before Christmas.

The Recycling Committee couldn’t be happier with the results, and so does Transfer Station Supervisor Steve Jaser.

“We love it a lot. It’s what we needed,” Jaser said. “For decades we didn’t have a sign, and nobody knew what this place was. People had to ask us what it was.”

Goldblatt said the roadway often was mistaken for access to I-95, or a back way into Silverbrook or Home Depot. “It’s not any of those, it’s a town facility and it now has the distinction of having a sign that identifies what it is,” he said. “It’s helpful to residents. Some may ask ‘Are you trying to make the dump classy?’ — Well, yah, except for the roadside pick-ups, this is where it all happens.”

According to Goldblatt the new sign has arrows and icons identifying the direction for each area of the trash and recycling facility. Matching icons pinpoint the specific locations of different recyclable items, including cardboard; bottles, cans and paper; plastic bags and wraps, also, household waste; tires; electronics, etc.

Jaser added that next on his wish list is to have the facility paved, as it is the most highly trafficked place in town, yet, unlike the Police Department, High Plains Community Center, Town Hall, and Highway Department, it hasn’t been paved.