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Officials Release Garbage and Recycling Update

Township provides information on change in collection service.

The following messages comes courtesy of the Springfield Government.

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The current contracts for garbage and recycling collection services ended Dec. 31, 2012.  The township advertised a Request for Proposals (RFP) for new collections services effective January 2013. The RFPs were advertised in Oct. 2012 and were received back to the township on Dec. 4.  Five eligible bids were received for garbage and recycling collection services. 

On Dec. 18, 2012 the Township Committee reviewed several solid waste and recycling options for 2013.  After careful review, the Township Committee agreed to the following:

*Garbage collection will be once per week. If your garbage was picked up Monday and Thursday, your garbage collection day will be Thursday. If your garbage collection day was Tuesday and Friday, your garbage collection day will be Friday.  This will start Thursday, January 31 and Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, respectively. 

*Bulk garbage pick-up will remain at four times per year:   March 20- 21, June 12-13, September 18-19 and December 11-12. Your bulk day will fall on the respective day in the previous bullet.

*Collection of garbage and recyclables in public parks and public containers in retail areas will now be collected by Regional Industries, LLC, a private hauler, thereby freeing up DPW workers to focus on their core operations.

*Recycling will be made easier by changing to “single-stream” recycling collection, allowing for recyclable bottles, cans, plastic containers and recyclable mixed paper to be co-mingled together into a single waste stream.

*Recycling will be increased from every other week to once a week, on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013.. 

* The Springfield Environmental Commission will be helping the Township with education and outreach of the services and dates listed above.

Updated information and holiday pick is on the Township home page: http://www.springfield-nj.us/index.php?page=home  and the DPW’s home page: http://www.springfield-nj.us/departments/department-of-public-works.html

Frequent updates will be available on Springfield Patch. 

MJ January 11, 2013 at 04:33 PM
You know your movies and that is a good thing. But i really was not trying to be funny, i was serious, it is the same people doing the same stuff every other year in this town. There needs to be some new blood pumped in here and fast.
James January 11, 2013 at 07:00 PM
One doesnt need to run for office in town or show up to town council meetings to show they care about the town. I know for fact that Warren has had a great impact on hundreds if not thousands of kids in Springfield including mine. We all do the best with the resources we have some of us cut grass some dont but we all work hard for our families in Springfield whether we pay taxes or volunteer or both.
Elena Rakova January 12, 2013 at 10:17 PM
I don't understand why taxes become higher and higher, but survice worse and worse...
Voter February 05, 2013 at 12:35 PM
For those haven't figured it out.... Kevin M is Ziad Shehady. As well as Anthony D, B Freeman.... And the list goes on and on
a March 25, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Cats dont like mice or dogs , Yankees fans dont like Mets fans & neither do politicians who are in different parties. Republicans hate democrats & vice versa as Its just a fact of life get over it LOL.

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