By David Madden
CHERRY HILL, NJ (CBS) – Cherry Hill’s ongoing recycling efforts have earned the town an accolade from the state of New Jersey, along with a nice sized check.READ MORE: Some Philadelphia Residents Facing Fines For Piled Up Curbside Trash As Pickups Delayed
The statewide average for recycling in 2012 was 44 percent. Cherry Hill’s rate was 65 percent, the highest in our part of South Jersey and one of the ten best in the state.
Mayor Chuck Cahn says the town’s long time commitment to recycling is paying off.READ MORE: Sixers Force Game 7 With Gritty Road Win Over Hawks
“We continue to ask our residents to recycle more and more every year, and the fact that it continues to increase at a pretty steady rate is something very exciting. And it’s something we’re very proud of,” he tells KYW Newsradio.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt to get a check for $164,000 from the state Department of Environmental Protection. It’s a grant for recycling efforts, based on overall tonnage collected. The money comes from a $3-per-ton surcharge taken at trash disposal facilities across New Jersey.MORE NEWS: Police Searching For Dirt Bike-Riding Suspect In West Philadelphia Deadly Shooting
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