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Wyckoff Green Team Looking for Volunteers to Pitch In

For every ton of paper recycled and redirected into post consumer production, 17 trees are allowed to grow, according to the EPA.

The Wyckoff Green Team posted the following on their new website and asked that Wyckoff-Franklin Lakes Patch help spread the word. More than happy to help:

Your town is looking for volunteers to do our part for the environment, locally and globally!

Do you care about your community and the environment? Then you should be signing up to be a part of this.

Do you have to get up a little earlier than usual on a Saturday? Maybe. But you will feel awesome doing it.

It’s only from 9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 10.

The sign up form is at the bottom of this page.

You want the official statement from your town administration. Glad you asked.

 

FALL PERSONAL PAPER DOCUMENT SHREDDING SERVICE

Saturday, Nov. 10, 9 a.m. until noon

Another town wide opportunity for residents to shred their personal paper documents at no charge is scheduled for Nov. 10 at the DPW Garage at 475 West Main Street across from the Wyckoff Recycling Center.

Residents should bring their paper documents and correspondence in their own containers that residents can take home and re-use for the next shredding event. At noon, the vehicle will transport the shredded paper to the recycling market where it will enter the recycling stream. A video display allows residents to witness the shredding of their documents. (In April approximately 350 residents deposited their personal documents which resulted in over 14,000 pounds (7 tons = 119 trees!) of shredded paper).

Residents may bring only paper; no paper with metal tabs, no plastic bags, no x-rays and no single or double layer cardboard will be accepted. Residents that have cardboard can recycle their cardboard by taking it to the Recycling/Conservation Center at 476 W. Main Street.

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, for every ton of paper that is recycled and redirected into post consumer production, 17 trees are allowed to grow and are not required as raw material for the production of paper.

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NLTITAN October 26, 2012 at 11:18 AM
Fantastic!!!! Speaking of trees - does any one know what is going on in Hawthorne on Goffle Road? We went to the store and past the park and quite a few (more than 50) trees were cut down - and they, of course, were not dead! My uncle use to bring me to that park! It's on the left hand side of the road, again on Goffle Road.

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