NEW RECYCLE SCHEDULE
THE NEW RECYCLE SCHEDULE IS POSTED UNDER THE RECYCLE TAB UNDER INFORMATION ABOVE. CLICK ON THE MAP TO EXPAND AND LOCATE YOUR STREET. PICK UP DAYS ARE MONDAY, TUESDAY, AND WEDNESDAY OF THE SECOND FULL WEEK. IF YOUR DAY FALLS ON A HOLIDAY YOUR RECYCLABLES WILL BE PICKED UP THE NEXT DAY.
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Right To Know
RIGHT TO KNOW
Requests shall be made in writing to the Township Open Records Officer on the appropriate form. Paper copies shall be 25 cents per page per side. The Open Records Officer shall review all written requests for access to public records. The Open Records Officer shall respond to such requests in writing as soon as possible but no later that five (5) business days after receiving the written request to access public records.
$1.00 per month Recycling Fee
Starting in February, 2017, a $1.00 per month recycling charge will be assessed each household and business within South Union Township. This charge will be incorporated into residents’ monthly sewage bills. The charge will cover the operating deficit experienced by Goodwill Industries (the collector of recyclables) along with a portion of this fee that will be used to purchase needed recycling equipment and address other recycling related costs such as new recycling equipment and conducting an educational program. This fee is necessary due to the ever-increasing operational costs incurred by Goodwill Industries over the past five years. Goodwill has experienced a budget deficit that is unsustainable and they cannot continue to offer recycle services while losing money. One issue that has led to the financial deficit experienced by Goodwill is because of the lack of participation by residents in the recycling program. Less recyclable materials are collected, thereby resulting in less income that is generated from the sale of these processed recyclable materials. A public education program will be instituted in the upcoming months with the specific goal of encouraging all residents to recycle.