Board of supervisors makes recycling a priority for township
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.