Danvers Steps Up Recycling Effort to Save $70,000

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Danvers to get serious about recycling next month

Salem News September 21, 2006

by Patricia Cronin

Beginning Oct. 1 recycling will become mandatory for Danvers residents, as the town tries to reclaim about $70,000 that would otherwise be spent taking recyclable plastics and paper to the dump this year.

High energy costs have driven up the price of carting away trash.

Presently only 34 percent of residents put their green or blue recycle containers outside on collection day. Its very important that people participate. Town Manager Wayne Marquis said.

To educate residents about recycling, reminders will be put on residents door knobs, advertisements will run on local cable access and on the towns website. A hotline has been established to answer questions about recycling and sixth graders have been asked to make posters with a recycling theme which will be featured in a calendar about recycling.

Materials accepted by the recycling program in Danvers have been expanded to include number 4, 5, 6 and 7 plastics  butter containers, foam meat trays and plastic plates and cups.

Town of Danvers Sep 22, 2006 at 5:37 PM
Danvers, MA Recycling Hotline 978-762-0252