South Orange Village to Get New Trash, Recycling Cans

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Even the trash is getting beautified in South Orange Village.

Out with the old trash cans...

Out with the old trash cans…

Today, the South Orange Village Center Alliance (SOVCA), in conjunction with the Township of South Orange Village, announced that it will be introducing new trash and recycling receptacles later this spring.

A total of 39 trash cans and 13 recycling cans will be strategically placed around our district, which stretches west to east from Church Street to Prospect Street and north to south from Taylor Place to 3rd Street. The new cans will replace all of the old bins currently in the district, with the exception of the solar powered Big Belly receptacles that will remain.

“We are very excited to be bringing these new trash and recycling bins to our Village Center,” said Bob Zuckerman, SOVCA Executive Director. “Not only is this new street furniture very attractive, but the new recycling cans will make it much easier for our residents and visitors to be environmentally conscious in our Village Center by reducing tons of trash that would normally go into the waste stream and turning them into recyclables.”

... and in with the new South Orange Village trash cans.

… and in with the new South Orange Village trash cans.

SOVCA Chairman Matt Glass also praised the new trash and recycling bins. “We worked very closely with our design committee to make sure that the new cans were not only functional, but also eye-catching and consistent with the SOVCA brand,” said Glass. “We are really trying to create a sense of place in our Village Center, and including a decal with our logo and ‘South Orange Village Center’ on all the trash and recycling cans will help us further that goal.”

... and the new South Orange recycling cans.

… and the news South Orange recycling cans.

The 52 cans cost a total of $64,766.16, of which $48,136 will be paid for from the Village’s Clean Communities grant and the remainder will be paid for by SOVCA. The cans, which are manufactured by Victor Stanley and purchased through Ben Shaffer and Associates through a state contract, should be arriving in 6-8 weeks and will be installed immediately upon arrival by the South Orange Department of Public Works.

Zuckerman added, “We worked hand in hand with the Village on this initiative, and we appreciate the partnership that we have created with our Village administration as well as with the Board of Trustees. A special thanks go to Trustee Howard Levison, who identified the grant opportunity for us, Trustee Walter Clarke for his strategic advice on issues of sustainability and Trustee Sheena Collum who works so closely with us and our design committee.”

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