SEA CLIFF TO ADOPT SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING
August 13, 2015 -- Starting next week, on Wednesday August 19, Sea Cliff Village will be converting to single stream recycling. According to Mayor Bruce Kennedy, who announced the change at this past Monday’s Village Board meeting, the change will make life easier for residents, be better for the environment and save taxpayers money.
Rather than separating recyclables into two groups - Bottles, cans and plastics as well as cardboard and paper, all recyclables can now be commingled and will be collected in a single pick up by DPW workers. The hope is that by making process of recycling easier for residents, fewer recyclables will end up at the curb with regular trash, which in turn will reduce the amount of Municipal Solid Waste the village brings to the dump for which it must pay $78 per ton to dispose of.
Additionally, the Village is paid for what it recycles. Previously, the village received $49/ton for metal and glass and nothing for paper. Now, with single stream, the village will be paid only $25/ton - but the tonnage weighed will be greater with paper and cardboard being added to the mix.
“Each additional 1% of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) we reduce would save $53/ton, which would total $1,457 annually.” said Village Administrator John Mirando in response to questions from Northwordnews. “So if we increased recycling to reduce MSW another 10% that would be another $14,570 in savings.”
Also as part of the overall deal worked out with Winter Brothers, the operators of the facility in Glen Cove where the Village brings its waste, the company has agreed to reduce the Village’s cost of disposing of MSW from $82/ton to $78/ton, saving taxpayers $11,000 annually.
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