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Single stream recycling in L. Towamensing Twp.

Published May 01. 2013 05:04PM

Lower Towamensing Township has entered into a one-year agreement to provide single stream recycling for its residents.

At a special meeting of the board of supervisors on Tuesday, it was unanimously approved to enter into the agreement with Solomon Container Service, of Wilkes-Barre.

Supervisors said the contract would be in effect as of today, and run through April 30, 2014, at a cost of $100 a month.

Solomon will accept newspaper and newspaper inserts; magazines and catalogs; all junk mail and envelopes; cardboard (breakdown boxes); office and school paper (all colors); phone books; cereal and cracker-type boxes; brown paper bags; aluminum, steel and tin cans; glass bottles and jars; and plastic soda/water bottles; milk jugs and detergent bottles.

Items Solomon will not accept include garbage; food waste; food-tainted items (used paper plates); paper towels or paper napkins; plastic bags; aluminum foil; Styrofoam cups/plates or packaging; aerosol cans, propane tanks or helium tanks; batteries, plastic toys; Christmas tree lights; ropes or chords; and scrap metal.

Last month, Solomon dropped off four used orange recycling bins behind the township municipal building that were placed next to the blue bins. The bins arrived two days after supervisors tabled a decision about whether or not the township would recycle.

In a related matter, supervisors agreed on Tuesday to send Carbon County Commissioners a letter about having the county remove the blue bins.

Solomon Container Service has more than 35 years experience in the waste industry. It is a division of Municipal Recovery Inc., which is a full service recycling facility that provides recycling services for industrial and retail businesses.

In other business, supervisors:

- Agreed to grant AT&T an extension until July 30 for review of the land development plan.

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