Stone Harbor set for single-stream recycling

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STONE HARBOR – The borough is preparing to collect recyclables into one container later this year.

Property owners will receive a four-page brochure that details how recyclable materials can be placed into a single container.

Single-stream recycling begins April 1 in Cape May County.

The materials accepted include plastic containers; tin, steel, and aluminum cans; glass; cardboard; magazines; newspapers and other paper products.

“The goal is to improve the percentage of the waste stream dedicated towards recycling,” reads a statement from the borough. “That effort will also reduce tipping fees paid by the borough.”

A tipping fee is how much the borough pays to take garage to the landfill.

Items that cannot be placed in recycling cans include regular trash, food contaminated boxes, polystyrene packaging, window glass, paint cans, beverage cups and light bulbs. Containers must not be larger than 32 gallons.

Also at its Feb. 5 meeting, Borough Council met introduced an ordinance that would provide guidance for property owners to comply with emergency amendments to New Jersey’s Flood Hazard Area Control Act. That sets minimum elevation standards for the construction and reconstruction of houses and buildings that are in danger of flooding, the borough says.

The proposed ordinance would permit one additional foot of building height for every full foot the curb level of the property is below the Federal Emergency Management Agency Advisory Base Flood Elevations current maps.

The ordinance has been referred to the Stone Harbor Planning/Zoning Board for consideration.

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