Co-Mingled Recycling Pick Up Changes - Effective Week of January 29, 2018

Mayor Joseph Scarpelli, Director of the Department of Public Works, announced that starting the week of January 29, 2018, Co-Mingled Recycling material (cans/plastic/glass) will be picked up by F. Basso, Jr. Rubbish Removal Inc. for the Township of Nutley.  Paper and cardboard recycling material will continue to be collected by the Township Department of Public Works. 

“In an effort to become more cost efficient and reduce manpower we are outsourcing one-half of our recycling pick-up,” said Mayor Scarpelli.  “This change should be seamless to our residents, except I am asking everyone to have their recycling curbside before 6am on the collection day.”

Privatizing a portion of the recycling will result in a decrease in the 2018 DPW budget without affecting services.  Manpower will be reduced by a combination of retirements, a transfer, people who have separated from employment, and layoffs.

“I am constantly working to see how we can implement cost-savings for our residents without affecting services.  There will be more changes in the future as the Township transitions from Roche’s departure to the full re-development of the ON3 campus,” concluded Dr. Scarpelli.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Department of Public Works at 973-284-4984.

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