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Single Stream Recycling New Recycling Contract

Press Release 10/24/12

PERTH AMBOY — Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Department of Public Works (DPW) announce to residents the change from dual stream to single stream recycling, effective Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

Mid Point, the highest local revenue generating recycling contractor has been selected for the City of Perth Amboy to collect commingled materials at a one-time pick up, every week of all paper, cardboard, glass, cans, and plastics, normally collected on alternating weeks. The change to a local contractor we allow the City to realize savings in travel time, greater recycling, and savings in disposal costs.

In 2011, Perth Amboy produced $56,241 in revenue. Implementing this service through Mid Point will allow for potential revenue of over $115,000. In addition to this turnover, Mid Point has also hired 15 new employees.

“This recycling change has been found effective in other municipalities and increasing recycling efforts. Because it’s easier, we’ll see more recycling. We’re increasing services to our residents, increasing revenue and even job creation. It’s a win-win situation,” said Mayor Wilda Diaz.

These recycling services will also be provided to commercial businesses and the public school system free of charge.

 

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