WasteZero, Middletown’s PAYT provider, announced it will donate hundreds of plastic trash bags to the Town for distribution to residents who participate in the Earth Day Middletown clean-up event this Saturday, April 21.
The clean-ups are open to individuals and group volunteers from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will take place at Second Beach, Third Beach, Pebble Beach (corner of Indian Avenue and Peckham Avenue), Taggarts Ferry Landing (Indian Avenue), Albro Woods and Linden Park.
Since adopting WasteZero’s PAYT waste reduction program in 2007, the amount of solid waste generated by the Town has dropped 39 percent, says the company. The company reports that also during this period the recycling rate grew from 15 to 42 percent.
“As we approach the 42nd annual Earth Day celebration, WasteZero remains as committed as ever to our 850 nationwide partners to delivering cost-effective waste reduction programs that promote increased recycling and have a lasting impact on the environment,” said WasteZero President Mark Dancy."
WasteZero said they manufacture 99 percent of the supplies that support their programs, including customized plastic trash bags made in the US with the industry’s state-of-the-art technology.