North Brunswick joins MCIA recycling program; shared service saves tax dollars


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North Brunswick is the 17th municipality to join the Middlesex County Improvement Authority’s (MCIA) curbside recycling program.

Confronted with a challenging and complex recycling marketplace, the township was facing recycling costs potentially doubling or more as has happened in many municipalities around the state, according to a statement released by the Middlesex County Office of Communications.

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“Recycling is our environmental and social responsibility to ensure that we are safeguarding our future on this planet,” Freeholder Director Ronald G. Rios said in the statement. “Scaling our current recycling program provides not only the most seamless process but also crucial tax savings for our residents while helping to become a more sustainable county – this is a win on all fronts.”

North Brunswick Mayor Francis Womack expressed his gratitude to the county, stating “Shared services are vital to municipalities as we try to deliver quality services while protecting our taxpayers. North Brunswick is thankful to have the opportunity to join with the MCIA in its efficient and cost-effective curbside recycling program.”

Middlesex County is consistently rated the best for recycling in the State of New Jersey largely due to the MCIA’s shared recycling program, according to the statement. Ongoing education and awareness campaigns have been the driver for the program’s success. Clearly identifying items that can and cannot be recycled has enabled the MCIA to receive the benefit of a stable and lower cost of disposal, which many municipalities cannot obtain on their own.

“During this uncertain recycling market, we are proud to offer our towns fiscal stability while making sure residents continue to recycle wisely,” MCIA Executive Director H. James Polos said in the statement.

It was not known what the cost savings would be, as of press time.

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