East Amwell Recycling Depot is located in the Municipal parking lot, the first Saturday of every month, 9 a.m. to noon.

Acceptable Materials at the Depot 2014

  • Aluminum and steel cans
  • Books with hard covers removed
  • CDs and CD cases
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Food/cereal boxes and towel cores
  • Glass bottles and jars- All Colors
  • Junk mail, magazines, and office paper
  • Newspaper
  • Paper bags without plastic liners
  • Paper: [Cross-tying not required]
  • Plastic containers Number 1 through Number 7. All colors including trays and kitty litter buckets
  • Plastic lids with numbered triangle Number 1 through Number 7
  • Plastic, metal, and glass containers: [Please rinse containers and remove caps and lids]
  • Shredded paper (loose or in transparent plastic bags only)
  • Steel lids from cans, bottles and jars

Not Acceptable Items

  • Batteries: Disposable batteries may go into regular trash. Home Depot or Lowes will take rechargeable batteries or take to County Hazardous Waste Day
  • Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs) contain a small amount of mercury; EPA recommends recycling unbroken bulbs at: Ace Hardware, The Home Depot, Lowes
  • Foil and aluminum trays
  • Hazardous chemical containers
  • Motor oil containers
  • Packaging Peanuts [Take peanuts to UPS store or Popcorn Peanuts.]
  • Paper bags with plastic liners
  • Paper Cans with steel ends
  • Paper contaminated with food residue. (e.g. Pizza box bottoms)
  • Plastic Bags [local supermarkets will take these]
  • Plastic furniture (even if numbered) and flower pots without number triangles
  • Styrofoam packaging
  • Tissue paper
  • Window glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, vases, etc.



TerraCycle pays the East Amwell Environmental Club for each of these items. With the money raised from this program, the club has been able to buy plants for the school gardens, help attract native butterflies, feed birds throughout the winter, buy birdhouses so they have a place in Spring to raise their young, and last but not least, educate the students and community about recycling.


TerraCycle was founded by a Princeton University freshman in 2001 to eliminate waste by collecting hard-to-recycle waste and converting it into over 1,500 different products sold at various stores. Their motto is “Outsmart waste.”

How to Help

We hope you can help us to save precious landfill space, promote education of recycling, and provide plants and habitats for wildlife. Please bring these items to East Amwell's monthly Recycling Depot held on the first Saturday of each month from 8 to 11 A.M in the Municipal Building's parking lot.

TerraCycle Materials Collected for East Amwell School (PDF)

Electronics Recycling

January 1, 2011 ushered in the most far reaching portion of the State “Electronics Waste Management Act”; a ban on the disposal as solid waste of all computers, monitors, laptops, portable computers and televisions. View the New Electronics Waste Management Act.

The East Amwell monthly Recycling Depot accepts the following electronics to benefit the East Amwell School Environmental Club through the Terracycle Program:

  • Cellphones
  • Digital cameras
  • Ink jet cartridges and toner
  • Laptops
  • MP3 players