Thursday, December 17th, 2009

With the hustle and bustle that distracts us at this time of year, the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority reminds all county residents, businesses and institutions to recycle.

Holiday parties and family get-togethers create loads of cheer and tons of mandated recyclable materials. That means all of the plastic bottles coded 1 & 2, glass bottles or food jars, aluminum cans, steel food cans, corrugated cardboard boxes, greeting cards, wrapping paper and live Christmas trees that are generated during the festivities must be kept separate from garbage and then recycled.

However, greeting cards and wrapping paper that contains foil should be thrown into the trash.

Other mandated recyclables are newspapers, mixed paper, junk mail, magazines, catalogues, envelopes, soft cover books, leaves, grass, brush, branches, woody plants, natural wood waste, oil-contaminated soil, used motor oil, lead-acid batteries, hazardous dry cell batteries, metal appliances and whole tires.

For additional information, contact your town’s recycling coordinator or visit the Morris County MUA Web site, www.mcmua.com .