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Closter Councilman: Open Whole Foods Dumpsters Invite Vermin

Dumpsters were overflowing Sunday. Photo Credit: Contributed
Closter Councilman Robert Di Dio said open dumpsters are a "serious concern." Photo Credit: Contributed

CLOSTER, N.J. – A Closter councilman believes overflowing dumpsters are a “serious concern.”

“The open containers located at the Closter Whole Foods store is of serious concern to me as it is an invitation for vermin, insects and alike,” Councilman Robert Di Dio told Daily Voice.

Earlier this week, a Closter resident sent Daily Voice a photo of four Whole Foods dumpsters, filled so high that the lids could not close. He said the photo was taken Sunday.

Along with the photo, he sent a section of the Closter Borough code stating: “The dumpster shall not be filled to the extent that the cover cannot be securely closed. The dumpster cover shall be kept closed at all times except when in operation."

Di Dio said he would bring the issue to borough’s code enforcement officer for immediate follow up.

Whole Foods spokesman Ted Kwong told Daily Voice Friday that the recycling in the photo was picked up on Monday morning, and the store has not experienced any problems since then.

"We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and are adding extra recycling storage capacity,” Kwong said.

Councilman Di Dio also residents to reach out to him if they have any questions or concerns.

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