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Sometimes recycling can be a little bit confusing. Now kids can become experts on Verona's Recycling Programs by watching our video presentation. The content and pictures were generated locally by VEC members specifically targeting third and fourth grade students, as requested by Frank Albano, Laning Avenue School Principal (presentation pictured right).

VEC member Virginia Citrano giving the presentation at Brookdale Avenue School.

The presentations include "hands-on" activities. Students learn to recognize recyclable materials accepted for curbside collection in Verona, such as commingled items, newspaper and leaves; those that should be brought to the Commerce Court recycling depot, such as corrugated cardboard and electronics; those accepted at Essex's Hazardous Household Waste program in Cedar Grove (like compact fluorescent light-bulbs oil based paints or pesticides) and those not recyclable such as Styrofoam and paperboard.

Pictured, students sort recyclables at Forest Avenue School.

The VEC would like to thank all participating schools for inviting us to share this program with them.

All pictures courtesy of VEC member Tara Bratek. If you have any questions about this presentation please contact Gloria Machnowski, VEC Vice Chairperson.

After receiving the approval of Charles Sampson, Superintendent of the Verona Public Schools, the VEC started scheduling presentations at the local elementary schools. So far this year five local schools were visited by VEC members with the new presentation: Forest Avenue, Laning Avenue, F.N. Brown, Brookdale Avenue and Our Lady of the Lake (pictured below).

Pictured below, Laning Avenue School students sorting recyclable items.