Paper Shredding/Hard Plastic Recap

In case you missed the October 21 Free Paper Shredding and Hard Plastic Collection at the DPW garage in the Village of Ridgefield Park located on 24 Industrial Avenue, do not fret.  We'll do it all again in April of 2024..

Besides protecting yourself from identity theft, did you know that shredding is good for the environment? 

Using old paper to make new paper uses 30 to 50 percent less energy than making paper from trees.

Pollution is also reduced by 95 percent when used paper is made into new sheets.

40 percent of all waste going to landfills is paper. Cutting down on paper waste will extend the lives of our landfills.

For additional information about recycling and sustainability, please visit the following website https://www.lovetoknow.com/home/sustainability.

When it comes to hard plastics, non-bottle rigid plastics are also readily recyclable. Unfortunately, not all county and borough councils are equipped to recycle them. Often these types of plastics end up in landfill waste. However, Sustainable Ridgefield Park, has found a recycler willing to take whatever the Village collects over time.  Why the Village cannot provide curbside pickup for hard plastics, we were successful in collecting hard plastics over the past year.  Please begin to collect and save these plastics for our next collection in April of 2024. Thank you for doing your part to help make Ridgefield Park a greener and better place to live. We hope to see you in April of 2024. In the meantime, enjoy some of the photos from the October 21 paper shredding and hard plastic collection events.