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RECYCLING F.A.Q.

TOPICS:
Who needs to recycle?
What do I recycle?
When do I recycle?
How do I recycle?
Why should I recycle?
What else can I do?
Other Recycling Options?
HUNTERDON COUNTY SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING GUIDE

 

WHO NEEDS TO RECYCLE IN HUNTERDON?

IT IS THE LAW TO RECYCLE in the State of New Jersey as it is in the County of Hunterdon and all of our municipalities.

We should think of recycling as more than a state mandated LAW. It is part of being environmentally conscience for yourself and our future. Therefore, Hunterdon County is asking all of its citizens, business owners and visitors to comply with our program to maintain the high quality of life that Hunterdon strives to keep.

Hunterdon County and our municipalities offer various recycling opportunities for households, schools and businesses alike. Please see your municipal information to see what you can do to help our environment.

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WHAT DO I RECYCLE?

IMPORTANT NOTE: Check your Municipal Recycling Information for detailed information. The items below may not be accurate for your particular municipality but are accepted at the County’s Recycling Depot .

RECYCLE Bottles and Cans

  • Glass - any color
  • Plastic - bottles, jars and jugs
  • Aluminum and Steel cans
  • Empty aerosol cans

NOT Acceptable:

  • Glass - Light bulbs, mirrors, drinking glasses, Pyrex ™
  • Plastic - Oil, antifreeze, paint, spray paint, chemical or fertilizer bottles; yogurt cups or margarine tubs; plastic bags; hard molded plastic items
  • Aluminum/Steel - tableware, straws, foil, pie plates
Bottles and cans recyclables are present in all parts of the house, not just in the kitchen. Remember to recycle empty shampoo, conditioner, soap, lotion, hair product, shaving cream, aerosol deodorant and detergent containers.

RECYCLE Paper and Cardboard

  • ALL Newspapers, Catalogs, Magazines
  • Junk Mail - including envelopes
  • Office Paper
  • Corrugated Cardboard - wavy layer in the middle

NOT Acceptable:

  • Food boxes, egg cartons, pizza boxes, soda and beer carriers.
  • Food contaminated or plastic coated paper and cardboard
  • Plates, towels, and napkins
Think about how much paper is used in daily life. Almost all of it can be recycled. Remember flyers, note paper, even greeting cards can all be recycled.
RECYCLE Yard Waste Where Applicable Some municipalities may offer yard waste recycling pickup services or have a depot dropoff area for you to utilize. Yard waste items such Grass Clippings, Leaves, Small Branches, etc. are usually accepted.

County Residential Recycling Program The County offers a Residential Recycling Program held at the Hunterdon County Transfer Station/Recycling Depot, located in Annandale, NJ. Recycling Depot hours are Monday through Friday 7:00 am to 4:30 pm and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm

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WHEN DO I RECYCLE?

Please check your municipal recycling information for curbside pickup schedules and/or other recycling information.

You can also take your recycling to the County’s Recycling Depot.

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HOW DO I RECYCLE?

Please check your municipal recycling information to see how you prepare your recycling for curbside pickup.

See the County’s Residential Recycling Program information for preparing your recycling to be deposited at the County’s Transfer Station/Recycling Dept.

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WHY SHOULD I RECYCLE?

There are many reasons to recycle both environmental and economic. There is truly no downside, especially when the County strives to make recycling convenient for you.

RECYCLE for the Environment

  • Save trees! Recycling paper that can be made into new products will reduce the number of trees that need to be cut down.
  • Saving trees helps to reduce greenhouse gases and in turn will help combat global warming.
  • Save our petroleum resources! Yes, plastic is a petroleum byproduct, so returning used plastic into the manufacturing stream reduces our reliance on this non-renewable resource.
  • Save energy! Recyclables are a renewable and available resource. Using recyclables for manufacturing decreases energy used for logging and mining to acquire virgin resources.
  • Save space! Land is becoming a precious commodity in southern New Jersey, so reducing the amount of materials we put into our landfill prolongs its useful life.

RECYCLE for the Economy

  • Save money! By recycling more, the County of Hunterdon can save your tax-payer dollars.

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WHAT ELSE CAN I DO?

Check your municipal recycling information to see what special programs they may offer or Participate in other Programs such as:

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