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Union County to Unveil New Recycling & Litter Control Pilot in Warinanco Park

The Union County Board of County Commissioners is proud to announce that the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation will start a new pilot initiative to boost recycling and curb litter in Warinanco Park, which borders Elizabeth, Roselle, and Linden.

“We believe that maintaining the cleanliness, safety, and enjoyability of our parks and playgrounds is a team effort, and are committed to making the clean-up and recycling process as convenient as possible for our park-goers,” said Union County Commissioner Chairwoman Kimberly Palmieri-Mouded. “With the launch of this recycling initiative, we hope to make it easier for visitors to find recycling bins throughout the park and make the process more convenient. I encourage all residents and visitors to participate in this program and keep an eye out for new signage when visiting Warinanco Park.”

The Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning and the Union County Department of Parks and Recreation have purchased one hundred 96-gallon recycling containers, one hundred 96-gallon trash containers, two recycling dumpsters, two trash dumpsters, and a satellite lifter system for an existing pick-up truck, which will help pick up the trash and recycling containers and take it to the proper recycling market. The equipment will help automate trash and recycling pick-ups in Warinanco Park.  The new containers and signage will provide a clearer message about where to dispose of trash and recycling, which will help increase recycling efforts and prevent litter in the park. Additionally, brochures with guidelines in English and Spanish will be available for park visitors.

This initiative was made possible by the Union County Board of County Commissioners, the Department of Parks and Recreation, and inspired by participants of the Rutgers Environmental Steward Program. The program has been funded through Union County’s application of the Recycling Enhancement Act Grant and the Clean Communities Grant, which is provided through the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

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