Burlington County Offers free Recycling Center open house on Nov. 20

The tours will start with a classroom session, followed by a walk-through of the recycling plant.

Burlington County Freeholder Director Bruce Garganio has announced that the Robert C. Shinn Recycling Center, located at 130 Hancock Lane in Westampton, will be hosting an open house Sunday, Nov. 20 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“In 2014, the Robert C. Shinn Recycling Center began to accommodate single-stream recycling as part of our Regional Recycling Program,” Garganio said. “We knew by combining state of art sorting technology with the hardworking employees of the Occupational Training Center, that the program would become the largest and most successful shared services in the state of New Jersey.”

Garganio said residents will be able to experience the process first-hand with a walk-through of the recycling plant, interactive recycling performances by Magician Bill Kerwood and recycling exhibits.

According to Garganio, staff will also be on hand to answer any recycling questions.

The tours will start with a classroom session, followed by a walk-through of the recycling plant. The tour is approximately 50 minutes.

“The open house will also include recycling drop-offs for rigid plastics, old holiday lights and already-shredded paper,” Garganio said.

There will be no document shredding at this event. For those interested in the 50-minute tour program, pre-registration is strongly recommended, but a requirement for reserving time slots for groups of five or more people.

Everyone touring the plant must wear closed-toe flat shoes. Ground floor only tours are available for those unable to climb and navigate open stairs and raised platforms.

To register for a tour or any additional questions email the Burlington County Recycling Office at recycle@co.burlington.nj.us or call (609) 499–1001.