Board of su­per­vi­sors makes re­cy­cling a pri­or­ity for town­ship

The Colonial - - OPINION - By Stephanie Mullen

Whitemarsh Town­ship will be of­fi­cially award­ing a waste man­age­ment com­pany its busi­ness for the next few years Oct. 25.

One of the most com­pet­i­tive of­fers comes from J. P. Mas­caro and Sons. How­ever, the Whitemarsh Board of Su­per­vi­sors is highly con­cerned with the town­ship’s re­cy­cling pro­gram. Since Re­cy­cle Bank will not be an op­tion this up­com­ing year, the town­ship wanted to make sure that there would be some type of re­ward pro­gram for the avid re­cy­clers.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Sam Au­gus­tine and Al DeGen­naro from J.P. Mas­caro and Sons spoke to the board about the community-based re­cy­cle pro­gram in­stead of an in­di­vid­u­al­ized one. The com­pany in­tro­duced the plan in Col­legeville in July.

Since it was a new pro­gram, Su­per­vi­sor Cathy Pe­duzzi voiced con­cerns about how res­i­dents would claim their re­wards.

“We are con­fi­dent, that how we’ve ear­marked this and what we have done ini­tially as part of our due dili­gence that there will be a vi­able and var­ied op­por­tu­nity and dif­fer­ent op­tions for the res­i­dents,” said DeGen­naro

Al­though there are still small kinks to be worked out in the pro­gram, such as what to do with the points that are un­claimed by res­i­dents who never reg­is­ter with the com­pany on­line, the board seemed con­fi­dent with past per­for­mances of J.P. Mas­caro.

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