SPRINGFIELD — Township residents will be able to recycle electronics, appliances and yard waste through a new program being offered by Springfield’s Department of Public Works.
The program complies with a new state mandate requiring that electronic items such as televisions, computers and printers be recycled.
Springfield residents will no longer be allowed to place electronic items out for bulk waste collection.
One Saturday per month, residents will be allowed to drop off electronic items, appliances and yard waste (leaves, grass, branches) at the parking lot of the municipal pool. Members of the Public Works Department will be there to assist residents and place the items in dumpsters.
Residents must provide a form of identification to prove residency; no commercial enterprises will be allowed to deposit any material.
A state grant will be used to pay the staffing costs of the program. The township will earn money by recycling the metal items, and save money on trash dumping costs by diverting the items from the garbage stream.
For additional information, call 1-973-912-2200.
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