Mayor's Update - June 7, 2019

Date: June 7, 2019




June 7, 2019
Dear Friends,
It has been brought to my attention that it’s important for residents to understand what can and cannot be recycled in our single stream recycling program. Placing the wrong materials in the recycling stream can cause entire truckloads to be rejected.
A complete guide to recycling do’s and don’ts is available here: But a few of the most important guidelines are as follows: 1) Do not place your recyclables in plastic trash bags, and do not place plastic bags in your recycling, 2) Throw away caps and tops from bottles, jugs and cans with your trash, 3) Do not recycle beverage cups or food-contaminated containers, and 4) Do not recycle Styrofoam.
The twice-a-week summer trash and recycling collection schedule starts on Monday, June 10, 2019 and continues through Sept. 7, 2019. See more on the pickup schedule.
Parents and kids who grew up with Buzz Lightyear, Woody and the “Toy Story” gang will be excited to know that a “Toy Story 4”-themed RV will be on the Ocean City Boardwalk in front of the Music Pier from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. next Friday (June 14). The RV will feature photo opportunities for fans, film-themed prizes, carnival games and lots of family-friendly fun. The Disney/Pixar movie opens on June 21.
Michele and I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Bob Hart, who passed away on Tuesday. Bob was a firefighter, fire chief and code enforcement official in Ocean City. He served in the Navy before settling in Ocean City and raising a loving family. I hope you will join us in paying tribute to this long-time public servant.
Warm regards,
Jay A. Gillian