Gerry Wagman doesn’t call his Bloomfield Avenue business Verona Camera & Recycling, but maybe he should.
I dropped in there this morning to find out what was wrong with the camera I use to take many of the pictures for MyVeronaNJ. After the diagnosis–cracked screen–we talked about options with less shutter lag and better power use, since the old camera sucked down batteries like kids guzzling soda at an amusement park. “I recycle a lot of camera batteries,” Wagman offered. And then I learned how much: Thirty or 40 pounds of batteries a month, all brought in by customers.
But that’s not all. Wagman also has recycling set up at Verona Camera for disposable cameras, digital cameras, photo printer ink cartridges and even plastic film containers, which he says are prized by painters and scout troops for projects. He recycles so much that he won an award from Commodity Resource & Environmental Inc., a California-based company that got its start by recovering silver by-products from photo processing work.
Just thought you might want to know.[mappress]