Thursday, July 10, 2008

ACUA Expands Collection Service to Southern Ocean County

Recycling Collection extended to the Township of Ocean

The Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA), in partnership with the Township of Ocean will begin providing curbside recycling collection for residents beginning July 14, 2008.

This is the first time the ACUA will provide collection services in Ocean County, but this is not the first municipality outside Atlantic County’s borders to choose the ACUA to provide collection services. Since February of this year, the ACUA has been collecting recycling from residents in Ocean City, Cape May County.

For the Township of Ocean, this partnership offers the town an opportunity to save its taxpayers money, without sacrificing services to the residents. “Partnering with an organization like the ACUA can only be a positive,” stated Township of Ocean Administrator, Ken Mosca. The decision was based not only on the ACUA’s collection efficiency and experience, but also on the ACUA’s attention to public education and customer service. For the Township of Ocean, this added value to the collection agreement. Township employees who had been performing collection service will continue working for the municipality, utilizing skills where they are most needed.

For residents, the same materials will be collected with the same weekly frequency. Collection days will change for some residents as the Township moves from collecting four days a week to two. Friday collections will be moved to Mondays and Wednesday collections will move to Tuesday as of July 14th.

For more information, call the Atlantic County Utilities Authority at 272-6950 or contact the Township of Ocean at 609-693-3302 x221.

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