Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Need to dispose of some unwanted electronics? Area Staples locations are now offering free recycling for select items.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Staples and HP have teamed up to bring free electronics recycling for all brands of office technology at Staples stores nationwide. According to a press release, consumers and small businesses can now responsibly recycle their electronics every day at Staples locations nationwide, regardless of where the devices were purchased. “Staples free tech recycling program will help increase the number of electronic products that are safely recycled,” said Mark Buckley, Staples' vice president of environmental affairs. “As a trusted source for office solutions, Staples is making it easy for consumers to responsibly recycle electronics for free every day at our stores. We are excited to work with HP on this initiative as part of our ongoing …
Monday, March 19, 2012
Months after the new recycling program was enacted, a video has been released to show residents how the process works.
Members of the Southwestern Bucks Solid Waste Committee (SBSWC) are featured in a video recently posted on YouTube that shows how single-stream recycling works. The single-stream recycling program began in the township last summer and has been met with success, Upper Southampton Township Manager Joseph Golden told Patch in December. The program made it so residents could put all plastic products labeled one through seven, aluminum, steel, cardboard, pressed paperboard and paper into one container, instead of separating it into three or four containers. In recent weeks, all households were provided with a green 64-gallon recycling can. The cans were given to residents for free by waste-hauler J.P. Mascaro as part of a new contract that will…
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Officials say the reduction in collection days will save money.
Come May 2012, Southampton residents will only have trash pick-up once per week as opposed to the current schedule of twice weekly collection. The Board of Supervisors voted 3-0 Tuesday evening to accept J.P. Mascaro’s bid to continue as the township’s waste hauler. Currently, residents pay a yearly $345 tax for trash disposal; this will be lowered to $340 come 2012 due to the new contract. Township Manager Joseph Golden said the move to one trash collection day per-week will save the township a “significant” amount of money. Golden said he hopes to the savings accrued over next few years to help fund street paving projects and purchase a new street sweeper. The new contract, which will last for four years with the option to extend, also …
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
With doubled revenues from increased recycling in Upper Southampton Township, residents could be looking at reduced trash pickup rates in the future.
An increase in recycling in Upper Southampton Township could lead to a reduction of the cost of residents’ garbage removal services. Last April, the township made the switch from commingled recycling to single-stream recycling. Single-stream allows for residents to toss all kinds of recyclables into the same bin as well as recycle a wider variety of materials. Single-stream recycling typically goes over well in communities—such as Southampton—that are new to the practice, said Frank Sau, Director of Communications for J.P. Mascaro & Sons. “Single stream or one source, is no sorting whatsoever by the homeowner or by the business or whatever,” said Sau. “Whenever we implement this into a community, the recycling rates usually do go up.” Sau …
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Earlier this year, Upper Southampton Township made the switch to single-stream recycling. Patch checks in with residents to see how they feel about the new program.
It has been three months since Upper Southampton residents have been able to skip sorting their recyclables before bringing them to the curb. As of April 1, Upper Southampton Township adopted single-stream recycling. This means township residents can throw items such as plastic products labeled one through seven, aluminum cans and foil, metal cans, lids, glass bottles and jars, mixed paper and cardboard all in the same bin. Township Manager Joseph Golden said before the township adopted single-stream recycling, residents had to separate their recyclables into three or four bins. The waste that qualified as recyclable was also very limited. As far as plastics, Golden said, only those labeled one and two were recyclable. He said residents …
Saturday, February 26, 2011
A round-up of Upper Southampton Patch's top stories for the week ending Feb 26.
What used to go in two bins will now go in one, as Upper Southampton Township moves to single-stream recycling beginning April 1. The new process of co-mingling recyclables is expected to increase the amount of total recycled items by at least 50 percent and thus save the township on waste disposal costs. The Centennial School Board approved the appointment of Dr. Jennifer Foight- Cressman as the Superintendent of Schools. Foight-Cressman has been employed by the district for the last 15 years, most recently as the Assistant to the Superintendent. Since her predecessor's hasty resignation in early December 2010, Foight-Cressman has been serving as the superintendent in an interim capacity. The Upper Southampton Police Department announced …
Monday, February 21, 2011
Officials say the program will save time for residents and make money for the township.
Upper Southampton plans to change its recycling program to single-stream April 1. Supervisor Walter Stevens said single-stream recycling means that items such as glass, plastics, cardboard and paper can be thrown in the same receptacle. “Everything goes in that can, from soup to nuts,” he said. “This is a money-making deal,” Stevens added. The new process of co-mingling recyclables is expected to increase the amount of total recycled items by at least 50 percent and thus save the township on disposal costs, according to Township Manager Joe Golden. “Every ton of material that is recycled saves the township $66.90 in disposal costs,” Golden explained Wednesday. “In addition, the township will receive revenue for the sale of the recyclable …