Trucks are set up for recycling drop off at the Montclair Community Services yard Wednesday, March 3, 2021. (KATE ALBRIGHT / FOR MONTLCAIR LOCAL)

If the 38,000-plus people of our town are going to have to bring our own recycling to the Community Services Building yard, we need six-day-a-week access. Three days (Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) is clearly not enough. We tried to go on Wednesday and there were more than 50 cars in line, up North Fullerton and across Chestnut. We gave up.

If there are not enough able workers to staff the yard six days per week during this difficult period, perhaps supervisory personnel can fill in, or maybe we need a volunteer initiative. Very few people have the time available or are willing to spend an hour sitting in line waiting to dump commingles and cardboard.

I am very sorry that so many employees have been exposed to COVID and I sincerely hope that no one is ill. If this situation is “indefinite,” some serious planning by town management and good communication needs to happen. What we have now is NOT working!

Belinda Plutz
Montclair





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