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Greenhouse & Nursery Film Recycling Program
Adds Extra Collection Site in Atlantic County
For Immediate Release: February 24, 1999 Contact:

Hope Gruzlovic

New Jersey Agriculture Secretary Art Brown, Jr., said today that a third collection site has been approved for the 1999 greenhouse and nursery film collection and recycling program. The new collection site, operated by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) is located in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, and will begin accepting film from New Jersey growers immediately.

Two other collection sites, located in Millville and Deerfield, Cumberland County, have already been approved by the department. The collection program runs through June 1, 1999.

"The additional collection site will better serve the growers from the coastal area," Brown said. "Since almost 90 percent of the film generated by New Jersey greenhouse and nursery growers comes from the southern portion of the state, we really needed an additional site."

The new collection site, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority Recycling Center, is located at 6700 Delilah Road, Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County. ACUA will charge growers a $10 per ton tipping fee to be paid at the ACUA scale house at the time of drop-off. Greenhouse and nursery owners with current disposal accounts in good standing with the ACUA may charge their existing accounts.

The collection site will accept film Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Material should be free of debris, wood, and soil. Film must be bundled for ease of loading and unloading in accordance with the NJDA's Grower Collection and Bundling Guidelines. Any loads which contain any material other than nursery or greenhouse film will be rejected by the collection site. Growers should contact Brian Lefke at (609) 272-6902 for more information about ACUA's film collection program and drop off requirements.

For a copy of the Grower Collection and Bundling Guidelines or questions concerning the greenhouse and nursery film collection program, contact Karen Kritz at the NJDA at (609) 984-2506 or e-mail the New Jersey Nursery and Landscape Association at (609) 291-7070; or AT Plastics at 1-800-661-3606.