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
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.
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
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.
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.
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