Residents To Begin Receiving New Large Single-Source Bins

new bin with instructions(VIDEO) Residents will begin receiving the new large recycling bins in just a few days, DPW Director John Franklin told TLS today. DPW workers are currently placing the finishing touches-instructions-on the bins and will then begin distribution. As first reported before Pesach, The new 95 Gallon containers, will be a Single-source recycling bin. Which means, you will be able to place all your cans, bottles and newspapers into this one large bin. The project-which has been in the works for a few years-was implemented as a cost-saving measure. The fact that it is an extremely large bin, enables the new trucks to recycling instructionspick them up from the road, as they do with the trash bins. Also, being that the average family will not fill up a full can each week, the trucks will not have as many bins to pick up each week.

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23 COMMENTS

  1. None of these cost cutting measures ever saved the township money.
    the DPW complex was supposed to generate money by washing trucks of nearby townships.. did that ever happen???
    how much do the new trucks cost?
    are they selling the old ones?
    are they laying off employees do to the fact that they need less manpower?

  2. So cardbord boxes will still be left on the street to blow around after the dpw guy decides he’s not in the mood to stop for one box…

  3. Were the instructions written by a Mexican or a no-English-yeshiva graduate? Or (gasp) perhaps a well-educated Public School graduate, who still does not know the difference between ‘then’ and ‘than’ (as in “No Plastic other THEN bottles’)
    Talk about embarrassing Lakewood! (But don’t tell the DPW or they will find a way to reprint and re-label the bins at huge expense…)

  4. Can someone say “Thanks” for the extra collections and manpower hours and extra money spent for the landfill dumping cost during the Passover Holiday? Now that was a waste of taxpayers money unless you are on the receiving end of that backroom deal.

  5. Is anyone in this town thankful for anything. In other towns you pay for trash pick up and you pay for your garbage cans. If someone takes your cans your replace theml. Your cans blow away, you replace them, not the town. Good grief! Thank you dpw for putting up with all the trash in this town.

  6. What the heck is plastic silverware? Do they mean flatware or cutlery?

    #6–Someone, the use of “then” instead of “than” is horrifying, but there’s no need for racial profiling.

  7. Hey DPW guy, its a shame you announce yourself to be under educated.. I thought your job could not be done by anybody else? Thats why your dept is wasting my tax dollars with all the excess vehicles you guys have and the waste of complex you need to keep your garbage trucks in a garage, oh boy we wouldnt want them to get dirty. Do us all a favor and just make sure you pick up these new bins you have wasted even more money on. Its the least you can do its a lot less you have to pick up now. Make sure we get our money’s worth of the raise you recieved.

  8. i hope DPW goes on strike just based on the constant negative comments from “taxpayers”. in no other town i know of do DPW have to put up with and do so much extras with so little thanks or at least civility as in Lakewood, THANK YOU LAKEWOOD DPW YOU GUYS ARE GREAT:)

  9. hey we are changing the township logo. why did they use it on the can. now we have to change them as soon as the new logo comes out.

  10. the cost of these cans NOT required by the county should have been given to the lems dept so these wonderful people didnt have to take a 30% pay cut…

  11. # 12 – maybe if you took the time to come down to the DPW and see what we do, how we do it and why we do it, you would understand that money is not WASTED down here. It’s easy to spout incorrect information on a web site and then have other misinformed readers believe it to be true. We have nothing to hide and have solid reasons for what is done. Looking forward to your visit.

  12. DPW guy, Unfortunately, some are leaders most are followers. Followers get led astray by wolves too often. Again, Thank you DPW workers for all you do. Imagine what it would be if people had to fend for themselves and clean up after themselves too. Remember the ungratefulness of having to shlep their own garbage recently. I bet its the same few in this town doing all the bashing of the workers in this town. And no! I am not a township employee. Looking at the ungratefulness of some ot the people of this town I would never work for it.

  13. #20 Thanks – Just like PD and EMS we have men and women that work here who really care about LAKEWOOD and doing a good job. We are proud of this Town and what it stood/stands for.

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