Don’t Be Trashy, Recycle

Nancy Fix and Deb D'Alessio of Sissy's Place in Campbell's Junction, Belford
Nancy Fix and Deb D’Alessio of Sissy’s Place in Campbell’s Junction, Belford

Middletown Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger’s reverse 911 call encouraging township residents and businesses to recycle paper, plastic, aluminum and tin cans and glass containers, was the talk of Sissy’s Place in Belford today, according to Nancy Fix and Deb D’Alessio.

Fix and D”Alessio wait on the neighborhood eatery’s customers together on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays wearing matching T-shirts.   Today they wore their “Don’t Be Trashy, Recyle” shirts, which prompted conversation about the Mayor’s call.
Scharfenberger told MoreMonmouthMusings that the township’s revenue from recycling was down $400K from last year.  He and his colleagues on the township committee agreed promote recycling and expand paper products accepted in order to recover that revenue and hopefully increase it by $1 million per year.
“Recycling pays of twice.” said Scharfenberger,” the township receives revenue for the recycled products and tipping fees for trash are reduced as well.”   The Mayor encourages all residents to visit the website www.middletownnj.org/recycle to get clear on the recycling pick up schedules and accepted products.
Scharfenberger scoffed at the notion that the reverse 911 call coming three weeks before the election was political, “In all honesty, making the call was Seans Byrnes’ idea.”
Posted: October 13th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Gerry Scharfenberger, Middletown | Tags: , | 5 Comments »

5 Comments on “Don’t Be Trashy, Recycle”

  1. Allan said at 7:48 am on October 15th, 2010:

    Not surprised. Scharfenberger has done many terrible things to Middletown. A 9:30pm phone call not surprising…

  2. Sane in Lincroft said at 10:11 am on October 15th, 2010:


    I think the previous poster is a neighbor of mine and a supporter of Whatshername. Just to give you an idea of what a hypocrite Whatshername and her supporters are, listen to this. Whatshername is only running because the town proposed putting turf on a field in Lincroft. From what I’ve read, it was Sean Byrnnes who picked out the site and voted for it. It was the mayor who ultimately killed the idea. So all of the righteous indignation from Whatshername and her supporters just shows what supreme hypocrites they are.

  3. Dan the other Man said at 3:22 am on October 16th, 2010:

    Sane in Lincroft,
    Stop trying to rewrite history. The Mayor is an incompetent fool. He wanted a turf field so he could win his election. He’s made a mess of things, not Sean Byrnes who’s lone voice has no impact on any decisions made on the township committee. Too bad because he’s the smartest voice up there and they all know it.
    Blaming Byrnes, saying the robo calls were his idea is childish and stupid.
    This article is about the recycling and robo calls at inappropriate times. Why talk about Byrnes’s running mate?

  4. Sane in Lincroft said at 7:53 am on October 16th, 2010:

    What rewrite? Those are facts. The problem is, my whacky neighbors can’t bring themselves to admit it. You can actually go on the TRT archives and see Byrnnes quote that they looked at other locations and none worked as well as West Front Street. You see, when you run your mouth the way Byrnnes does, it will come back to bite you. He was the one who picked out the site, he voted for it and there is nothing to debate. It’s part of the record.

  5. Jerry said at 10:06 am on October 16th, 2010:

    Sane in Lincroft,
    You are missing the point. They all voted for the WFS location. The Mayor being the Mayor has been front and center and has made a mess of things in this town. Especially with the budget. The robo calls have nothing to do with the turf fields.
    Why even talk about that now unless you have some axe to grind? You obviously support him, but your defense is thin.
    The robo calls have nothing to do with Byrnes or his running mate, who you childishly call whatshername.