Huntington – Supervisor Chad A.
Lupinacci is encouraging residents and business owners to keep Huntington green
by adhering to important recycling habits in anticipation of the Town’s
adoption of a dual-stream recycling program beginning in 2019 with the first
collection date on Wednesday, January 2, 2019.
Due to the collapse of the global
recycling market, which forced the Town’s single-stream recycling processor to
cease operations in October, the Town of Huntington expects to adopt a
dual-stream recycling program as of January 2019 by Town Board vote at the
December 18 Town Board Meeting.
“Huntington is 100% committed to
recycling and protecting our environment, which is why we are adopting
dual-stream recycling as of January 2019,” said Supervisor Chad A. Lupinacci.
“Dual-stream recycling is the only cost-effective, environmentally responsible
option available that will allow the Town to continue our recycling program.”
With the slump in the worldwide
recycling market over the last two years, “single stream” recyclables have
become increasingly difficult to process and market. One way the Town of
Huntington can deliver and better market recyclable materials is to return to dual-stream
Dual-stream recycling means
collecting bottles, cans and plastics one week and paper and corrugated
cardboard the following week. Alternating the material on recycling days
requires less sorting (which decreases the cost of the program) and also
improves the quality of paper and corrugated cardboard (which increases
Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019, will
be the first recycling collection date of 2019, collecting plastics, bottles
and cans the first week and paper recyclables the next week, alternating every
week. Recycling pickup dates are noted in the 2019 Trash Pickup
and Recycling Calendar, scheduled for postal delivery by December 17.
Sticking to proper recycling habits
found in the 2019 Trash Pickup and Recycling Calendar will help
keep Huntington green as more material will be recycled and less material will
be rejected at the recycling facility.
Lupinacci encourages residents and
business owners to follow important recycling tips to improve the quality of
the Town’s curbside recyclables, which will help keep processing costs down:
Keep paper recyclables clean and dry: Wet and soiled
paper and cardboard are NOT recyclable. Keep paper dry by putting a lid on paper
recycling containers. Ensure paper is clean by keeping paper separate from your
bottles, cans, and plastics.
Do not place recyclables in plastic bags: Plastic bags
are NOT recyclable at the curb (they are only recyclable at take back/drop
off sites such as your local supermarket). Remember to rinse your bottles, cans
and jars, placing items loose in your recycling container.
When in doubt, throw it out. It is better to
throw an item in the trash than have it contaminate your curbside pickup, which
drives up the cost of processing recyclables.
Try to avoid glass: While glass is recyclable, it is
very difficult and costly to recycle. If you can find ways to reuse glass or
avoid purchasing goods in glass containers, this practice will help keep
recycling costs down.
The Town provides recycling decals
that can be placed on recycling containers. Recycling decals are available at
the following locations:
Huntington Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Huntington, at
the front desk in the lobby;
Town of Huntington Recycling Center, 641 New York
Avenue, Huntington; and
All public libraries in the Town of Huntington.
Residents may request recycling
decals at HuntingtonNY.gov by going to the
Trash & Recycling button on the homepage and submitting a request through
Huntington’s At Your Service portal.
In 2019, recycling pickup dates will
not be cancelled during holiday weeks. During holiday weeks, residents affected
by cancelled trash pickup will be allowed double the allowed pickup volume on
their second scheduled trash pickup date of the week.
For more information about
dual-stream recycling, see: http://www.huntingtonny.gov/dualstream
VIDEO – Dual Stream Recycling Tips: http://huntingtonny.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=4&clip_id=1698
Attached: Recycling literature found
in 2019 Trash Pickup and Recycling Calendar.