Residents to Receive New Trash and Recycling Carts

Ventnor joins a growing number of Atlantic County communities investing in durable waste carts.

The wheeled, 96-gallon carts are easy to maneuver and come with an attached lid that keep materials contained and dry.

As gatekeepers to the Atlantic Ocean, Ventnor has a particular responsibility to prevent litter from reaching the shore. Carts are an effective litter prevention tool that keep items from escaping on windy days.

The carts will also provide a more unified look at the curb and increase the amount of recycling residents can put out for collection. According to stats provided by the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA), towns that have purchased carts for their community have seen a 5 to 10 percent increase in recycling. An increase in recycling would reduce the City’s trash disposal costs and increase the recycling tonnage grant Ventnor receives from the state – not to mention the environmental benefits!

The City will pay for the carts over its seven-year shared services contract with the ACUA. A grant from the Recycling Partnership will reduce the cost of recycling carts and provide funding for education and outreach efforts.

Carts are expected to be delivered to residents in May 2019.

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