As neighboring towns grapple with changes to their recycling programs in the wake of a Chinese ban on certain imports, officials in Riverhead are relieved they never opted into a single-stream system.
But at a work session Thursday, they agreed on this: residents could use a refresher on how — and what — to recycle. READ
GRANT PARPAN FILE PHOTO | Don’t bother putting your comingled recyclables out on the curb until Jan. 15. Paper and cardboard pick-ups have also been delayed until Jan. 8 due to the holiday schedule.
Riverhead Town officials are reminding residents about the change in the recycling pick-up schedule caused by the holidays.
The next paper and cardboard pick-up will be on Jan. 8, according to a press release. As for comingled recyclables, residents and business owners are asked to wait until Jan. 15 to place them on the curb.
Sanitation Superintendent John Reeve described the new schedule as a “rare” occurrence since this year’s Christmas and New Year’s Day holidays both fall on a Wednesday, which is the same day when the town collects recyclables. He said the town hasn’t had to make such an adjustment since 2002, which is the last time both Christmas and New Year’s Day fell on a Wednesday.
“Oh behalf of the Town of Riverhead, I wish to apologize for this inconvenience and thank residents for their understanding and cooperation,” he said in a statement.