Residents in the northern section of Bayville will soon be receiving large recycling Robo-Cans, a move Mayor Carmen F. Amato Jr. hopes will boost recyling efforts in Berkeley.
The township launched a pilot program in Bayville back in 2012 in several small areas of Bayville. The township recently received a $7,500 recycling grant from the county which will be put towards the purchase of additonal Robo-Cans,Amato said at a recent Township Council meeting.
While the original plan called for a five-year phase in of the program, plans are already ahead of schedule, he said.
Many residents in the southern portions of Bayville already have the cans.
"The next section is Berkeley Shores," Amato said.
It costs Ocean County municipalities who use the Ocean County Landfill $81 a ton in tipping fees. So any recyclables removed from the waste stream help save the township money, he said
Ocean County went to single-stream recycling several years ago, which means that all recyclables can be placed in a single container for pickup and don't need to be sorted.