Are your old trophies monuments to forgotten glory? Have your sneakers lost their bounce?
Nutley can recycle it.
New Jersey this month recognized the Township’s innovative approach to finding new use for refuse during the annual New Jersey Recycling Symposium and Awards Luncheon.
Department of Environmental Protection officials praised Nutley for significantly increased the township’s community outreach programs and added events like a document shredding day, a composting day, an ink cartridge recycling day and hanger, trophy and sneaker collection and recycling days.
They highlighted Nutley’s partnering with a Lyndhurst trophy firm to recycle old trophies and Nutley initiatives to collect sneakers for donation to the Perpetual Prosperity Pump Foundation.
Nutley’s Recycling Coordinator Sal Ferraro joined Holmdel's Dina Hamwi, and PSEG's Albert Fralinger III and other winners of awards during the luncheon at the Jumping Brook Country Club in Neptune on Oct. 16.
"Recycling remains one of the best ways for each one of us to be actively engaged in protecting our environment and conserving our natural resources," said Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Bob Martin. "The Christie Administration commends these leaders for all they have done to promote and expand recycling efforts in their communities, schools and workplaces.”