Bridgewater Township Municipal Building 100 Commons Way, Bridgewater, NJ 08807 (908) 725-6300 Monday- Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM Fridays: 8 AM - 5 PM

Bridgewater Township Receives Recycling Award

The Somerset County Business Partnership has presented Bridgewater Township with the 2006 Environmental Health and Safety Best Practices Award for exemplary efforts in recycling. This award was given jointly to Bridgewater Township and Bridgewater Resources, Inc. (BRI) for creating and implementing a model cooperative program to help businesses to meet state recycling compliance standards. The recycling program at BRI allows businesses, as well as residents, to bring recyclable materials to the trash transfer station for proper disposal free of charge. In addition to paper, cans, and plastic bottles, BRI accepts rigid plastics, paperboard, chipboard, shrink wrap, grocery bags and much more as recyclable materials. The amount of recyclable materials received is then tracked and reported to the Township to meet state guidelines.

Through the efforts of Bridgewater businesses, additional tons of materials have been diverted from the landfill and recycled. The Township itself has taken advantage of the BRI program in an effort to reduce the municipal solid waste stream and boost recycling. This Fall the Township worked with Bridgewater Resources, Inc. (BRI) to include dumpsters at the disposal site specifically for the collection and recycling of rigid plastics. Rigid plastics include items such as plastic lawn furniture, garbage cans, 1-5 gallon buckets, plastic children’s toys, plastic pet carriers and much more. The Township DPW employees were dedicated to sorting rigid plastic items from the rest of the bulky waste brought to the collection site and segregating this material into separate dumpsters for recycling. As a result of this joint effort multiple dumpsters- 4+ tons- of plastics were recycled and diverted from the landfill.

For more information about business and residential recycling options please contact the Health Department at 908-725-5750.

 

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