A new Recycling Center is open on 15 Green Street, Mon. – Fri. 8am – 4 pm and Sat. 8am – 1pm. Residents can bring mixed paper, cardboard, commingled (glass, tin, aluminum and plastic), E-Waste (Electronics, TV’s, Computers, Radios, Etc.), and yard waste.
August 2, 2011
Hackensack has opened it’s newly established Recycling Center. The facility, located at 15 Green Street, near the corner of Essex Street, is available for city residents to drop off recyclables that they do not wish to place for curbside collection. Containers are available at the site for newspaper, cardboard, commingled (aluminum, glass, tin, and plastic), yard waste and electronic waste. Operating hours are from 8:00AM to 4:00PM weekdays and 8:00AM to 1:00PM on Saturdays.
Mayor Jorge Meneses expressed his support for this option now available to city residents and taxpayers. “I and the entire city council are pleased to provide this enhancement to our recycling program” said Meneses.
Recycling Director Art Koster, in announcing the opening of the center pointed to the potential for an increase in the amount of recyclables the city will remove from the solid waste stream. “Studies have shown that communities which have a drop off center for recyclables in addition to curbside pickup demonstrate a higher level of compliance with recycling regulations” said Koster. He continued, “We are proud of our recycling program here in Hackensack and this should make it even better.”
City Manager Steve LoIacono pointed out that all equipment at the new facility was paid for through grant funding. He encouraged all residents to become familiar with the center and use it as an alternative to curbside pickup when appropriate. “I would also like to thank DPW Director Jesse D’Amore and his department for working to establish this facility on a parcel of previously unused city property” concluded LoIacono.