Earth Day CelebrationsEvery year the VEC celebrates Earth Day in Verona. On 2013 the commission organized a cleanup at two locations in Verona to help keep the Peckman River clean by removing trash and debris from the surrounded areas.
On 2012 the VEC distributed free fabric canvas bags with Verona's logo as well as Township recycling bins and barrels at the Verona Recycling Center.
During these events residents bring to the Recycling Center: corrugated cardboard, glass and plastic bottles and containers, cans, mixed paper, telephone
books, batteries, a lot of electronic equipment, white goods and metal items. And they also fill up the clothing and
shoes collection container.
Pictured here, Verona residents and VEC members distributing canvas bags and recycling bins and barrels in the Recycling Center, located at 10 Commerce Ct.
Recycling Pledge TreeMore
than 200 residents signed the VEC's “Recycling Pledge Tree” posters
during the Earth Day event, showing their support and recycling commitment. This is a great way to celebrate the Anniversary of Earth Day!
250 free recycling bins from Verona Township are distributed at this celebration -one per family. One resident confessed that he used his old one for 16 years
before picking up a new one. Many residents sign the pledge without
taking a bin home since theirs are still in good condition.
Pictured at right former Mayor Teena Schwartz, VEC member Tony Saltalamacchia, Recycling Center Supervisor Michael Inglesino and Department of Public Works Superintendent Chuck Molinaro.
The VEC thanks everyone for increasing our recycling and celebrating Earth Day in Verona in a very "green" way!
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Pictures by Gloria Machnowski