Recycling 101 at LBI Branch Thursday

By ERIC ENGLUND | Apr 30, 2019

Surf City — The Long Beach Island Branch of the Ocean County Library in Surf City will host “How to Recycle the Right Way” at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 2.

Angela Anderson, sustainability coordinator for Long Beach Township, will teach participants how to recycle the right way to get the maximum for your money and extend the life of our landfills. She will also discuss how not all recyclable items are equal, and that some will contaminate the load whether it is dirty or the wrong material.

In the program sponsored by the Friends of the Island Library, Andersen will also focus on busting myths about recycling and the history of recycling in New Jersey. Its roots go back to the Clean Communities and Recycling Act of 1981, which created the Municipal Recycling Tonnage Grant Program, whereby municipalities could receive a grant for the amount of materials documented as recycled during the previous year. At that time recycling was voluntary.

Andersen said she would also discuss the three Rs – reduce, reuse and recycle.

To register, call the branch at 609-494-2480.  —E.E.

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