Mayor James J. Fiorentini > Press Release
June 4, 2009
Mayor Announces Neighborhood Meetings on Recycling;
HAVERHILL- Mayor James J. Fiorentini announced a series of neighborhood meetings designed to promote the new ‘single-stream’ recycling pilot program that is starting along the Tuesday trash collection route starting in July. These meetings are designed to familiarize residents with the new recycling program, and to answer questions associated with its implementation.
“I am committed to making this single-stream recycling pilot program be as successful as possible,” stated Mayor Fiorentini. “Like any new program, residents are bound to have questions. We intend to answer any questions in order to increase participation to maximize environmental and economic benefits for the City. I encourage residents along the Tuesday trash route to attend one of our information sessions,” added the Mayor.
The information sessions are scheduled as follows:
Among the topics to be reviewed are the benefits of recycling and trash reduction, an introduction to ‘single-stream’ recycling, a demonstration of what can and cannot be recycled, as well as information on how residents can use their own containers for this recycling program.
The Mayor announced that he is seeking “Neighborhood Champions” willing to promote recycling in their respective neighborhoods. These Neighborhood Champions would be joining with a committed group of volunteers from various organizations including Team Haverhill and the Haverhill Environmental League that will be promoting participation in the recycling pilot program.
Residents in the Tuesday trash route, which include neighborhoods from the Acre to Ayers Village, will be able to put all their recyclables out at the curb in front of their homes every other week starting on July 7. This program is being offered by Capitol Waste and IPR at no cost to City taxpayers.
Also at no cost to the City, the Mayor announced that Covanta Energy has donated all of the cost for production of at least 7,000 recycling stickers that residents will use to distinguish their recycling from their trash. These stickers will be mailed to eligible residents later this month, as well as available at designated sites.
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