Automated Trash, Recycling System Program at Beach Haven Library April 18

Apr 14, 2019

On Thursday, April 18, at 3 p.m., the Beach Haven Public Library will host an informational meeting on Beach Haven’s automated and recycling pickup, expected to into effect next month. Various borough officials will be on hand to explain the program and then be available for questions and answers.
The new system was authorized in an ordinance adopted by the borough council in February. Borough Manager Sherry Mason said one solid waste receptacle and one recycling receptacle will be provided to homeowners free of charge, and they have a choice of either a 65- or 95-gallon receptacle. Any additional cans will cost $50 for a 65-gallon receptacle and $55 for a 95-gallon container. Each can is microchipped and inventoried by the public works department.

Mason said the trucks will not have hydraulic arms, but are equipped with a tipper in the rear of the vehicle. She said the public works employees roll the receptacles to the back of the truck, where a tipper lifts the can and empties the contents. Residents will be responsible for rolling the cans to the curb, but Mason indicated public works employees would assist those homeowners who have physical limitations.

She said the borough appropriated $350,000 for the receptacles as part of a capital improvements ordinance adopted several years ago. Cans are assigned to each address and must remain with the property.

For information, call the library at 609-492-7081. —E.E.

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