Carteret installing solar-powered bus shelters, trash bins

March 18, 2015 6:30 PM

CARTERET – The borough is going more environmentally friendly with new solar-powered bus shelters, litter receptacles and an electric car charging station near Borough Hall.

The charging station will be located on Cooke Avenue near Borough Hall while the bus shelters and trash receptacles will be installed throughout the borough, according to Mayor Dan Reiman and Councilman Dennis DiMascio.

“The borough has a history of seeking out opportunities to practice environmental responsibility on a local level, and today’s announcement is yet another example of that,” said Reiman. “From smaller initiatives such as distributing tens of thousands of energy efficient light bulbs and reusable grocery bags, to larger efforts such as installing green technology in municipal buildings, Carteret has risen to meet the challenge of creating a sound environmental policy. We have been proud to go green, and will continue to lead others in this direction.”

The solar-powered bus shelters and litter receptacles will be supplied and maintained by Sun Pacific Power at no cost to the borough.

The shelters will include Wi-Fi, security cameras, and 70-inch display screens for emergency messages, transit notifications and advertisements. The charging station, manufactured by ChargePoint and containing two charging ports, will provide power to electric cars at a preset rate. Installation of all the utilities is expected to begin in the next several weeks.

“These cost-effective additions to our municipal landscape are equally innovative as they are necessary. Improving the commuter and residential experience, while preserving resources and the environment, are the primary responsibility of local government, and we are proud to continue in our endeavors,” DiMascio said.

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