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One of the great benefits of our new single stream recycling contract is that Ridley Park residents can now use nontraditional recycle containers to haul-out and keep our recycle products at the curbside for pickup.

To use a nontraditional recycle container requires a "Recycle" sticker, that's free of charge.

Traditional red recycle containers are available at the Borough Municipal Building for $12.00.  "Recycle" stickers are free and also available at Borough Hall.




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Comment by Kenneth Harper on January 15, 2011 at 5:02pm

Hi Robert,

I will pass this on to the highway dept. via CM Jared Brennan this Tuesday night at the council meeting, also feel free to call borough hall @ 610-532-2100 & let Carole Nasella, the borough manager  to let her know if the highway workers overlook this.  The borough has a lot of roads to cover, also sometimes the roads look like they may not need to be salted as much.  Thank-you.

Comment by Jim Walls on January 14, 2011 at 5:51pm
Really happy with the changes to the recycling program this year. For the first time, we're recycling more than we're putting out for trash collection. Look forward to the day when we have recycling twice a week and trash collection just once.
Comment by Linda Shockley on January 6, 2011 at 10:16pm
I never had a problem with the old recyclers not taking my stuff; it seemed like they just assumed if it's out at the curb on recycling days, it must be stuff to be recycled. Problem I did have with them is, they weren't at all respectful of other people's property. I saw them many times just throwing someone's can across the street. They bashed our red recycle container apart until we had no choice but to throw it out. I swore then that I wasn't going to buy another recycle bin until we had someone else collecting recycling.
Comment by RidleyParkOnline on January 6, 2011 at 8:46am

Hi Linda:  The first preference for putting recycle at the curbside is inside the traditional red recycle cans Ridley Park residents have used for years. 

Some municipalities use blue rather than red to designate recycle and you can use a blue recycle can if it's identified with a "Recycle" label on it.  If you don't have a traditional red recycle container or a blue one from another municipality, then you can use a clear plastic bag to put your recycle at the curbside. And last,  If you don't have a traditional red or blue recycle container or a clear plastic bag, you can now place your recycle in a traditional trash container.  I think it's another great benefit from the work of the trash committee and CM Snow.

The trouble with the last recycle provider was that trash cans were identified as trash and they weren't being identified as recycle containers. Our new recycle provider has changed this. NOW, under our current contract, it's possible for residents to use standard trash cans for recycle provided the trash cans are properly marked as "recycle." 

Comment by Linda Shockley on January 5, 2011 at 9:15pm
Last year, the collectors just assumed if it's out on recycle day, it must be stuff to be recycled.
Comment by Linda Shockley on January 5, 2011 at 9:13pm
So the non-traditional can that I just put at my curb won't be picked up b/c it doesn't have that sticker? Why are we just now hearing about this?

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