On July 25, the Recycling Committee invited Waste Connections officials Lee Zimmerman and Douglas Key to attend a meeting at Borough offices to address the recycling industry’s perspective on the decreasing acceptance of various materials previously permitted in the recycling system.

Discussed at the meeting was the continuing issue of contamination in recycling bins. Doug Key pointed out that most people think of contamination as being unclean items such as greasy pizza boxes, food residue on glass and plastic containers, or soiled disposable diapers. “But,” he said, “also falling under the term ‘contaminated’ is the placing of inappropriate materials that are not recyclable in the bins”.

Judie Butterfield is chairman of Gettysburg’s Recycling Committee;; 717-337-0724.

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