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January 6, 2011

RE: Websites Provide Instant Access to Vital Recycling Information

Dear Mayor:

There are two websites that are terrific sources of information about recycling. You might want to provide links to these sites from your municipal homepage and/or your recycling webpage.

Http://Recyclingnj.com provides practical and straight-forward advice for how New Jersey citizens can reduce the amount of waste their households produce, with simple tips for waste reduction or reuse that do not require dramatic changes in lifestyle. It also gives suggestions for alternative ways for reusing some of the items residents might otherwise discard. Additionally, it provides information about additional recycling options that are not available through your local authority, but have been created by private businesses and charity groups, for the collection or redistribution of specific waste items, often at little or no expense to your constituents.

Http://earth911.com is a privately owned, for-profit company that specializes in providing consumers with accessible and actionable recycling information across the country. Its Recycling Directory is very comprehensive. It contains information for recycling over 240 different products. The Directory is free for consumers to use on the website, through the toll-free and bilingual hotline (1-800 CLEANUP) and with the free iPhone application (iRecycle). Earth911.com lists over 127,000 locations and programs that people can search in the directory to find local recycling and disposal resources. The information provided through the site’s directory, editorials and resources represents only fact-based, informational and useful content.

Please review these sites with your recycling coordinator and assess their value to your fellow citizens. And if you know of any other recycling resources available on the internet, please let us know so that we can share that information with your colleagues all around the State.

Very truly yours,

 

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director

 

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