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County Crews Couldn't Finish Hillsborough Recycling Pickup Tuesday

Weather and high volume of recycled goods prevents completed pickups.

Citing the extreme cold, as well as the volume of recycled material, Somerset County announced the recycling pickups in Hillsborough likely wouldn't be completed Tuesday.

"The crews are just behind schedule due to the high volume of post-holiday recyclables as well as the recent snow and now the freezing temperatures," Somerset County Spokeswoman Linda van Zandt said.

Crews will return Wednesday to finish the job, so if your recycled items have not been picked up, leave them at the roadside. 
  
KittyKatz January 07, 2014 at 03:15 PM
Kudos to these hardworking men & women. It's brutal out there today and yet they still managed to get quite a lot of work done. It was totally impressed when I saw them in our neighborhood today.
Bill DiCorcia January 07, 2014 at 04:47 PM
They really earned their pay today. It was frigid out there. Thanks for a job well done.
Kelly January 08, 2014 at 12:40 AM
I could be mistaken, but I thought I saw a recycling truck come by the opposite side of my street between 9:30-10:00pm tonight. That is a very long day.
Thomas Greco January 08, 2014 at 07:02 AM
They came at 7am this morning. Couldn't believe it! It was 9degrees and the stuff was frozen to the ground! Stay warm guys. Good work!
MB January 09, 2014 at 11:45 AM
I second the kudos. That was a day to really watch out for any time spent outside, let a lone an entire day.
Jim_N January 09, 2014 at 02:32 PM
If the county is able to buy the trucks they have and staff them with government employees and claims to make so much money from recycling put out by the residents, why do businesses have to pay to have private haulers pick up recycling? The average small business generates considerably more tonnage if recyclable material in a week than a family will in several months. If there is so much money to be made, bring the trucks to the businesses and cut our expenses. The County could win twice, more money from the recycled material and the local business community will be healthier and able to generate more revenues which could lead to jobs and area improvements.
Kelly January 10, 2014 at 12:46 PM
FYI - From the Somerset County recycling bulletin: "[Recycling] ...is required by law in New Jersey. Somerset County sells recycled materials to generate revenues that help to offset recycling costs for taxpayers. Recycling also saves residents money by reducing landfill disposal costs." It does not say that recycling is lucrative, but simply states that we recycle because it is the law and that the proceeds offset some of the cost to taxpayers, as well as saving homeowners some costs of garbage pickup.

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