Meetings: 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m.
Agendas and Minutes
Joyce Corboy, Coordinator
Tim Mathews - Liaison from the Township Committee
Mike Petrus, Environmental Comm. Liaison
NEWS & EVENTS
|OPENINGS: a seat on the East Amwell Recycling Committee. Contact Terri, the Municipal Clerk, if interested.
|We need volunteers for our township's monthly Recycling Depot. It's a great experience! Choose your month!
East Amwell Recycling Depot, Municipal parking lot,
the first Saturday of every month, 8 AM to 11 AM
Acceptable Materials at the Depot 2013:
- Paper: [Cross-tying not required]
- Junk mail, magazines, and office paper
- Corrugated cardboard
- Food/cereal boxes and towel cores.
- Shredded paper (loose or in TRANSPARENT plastic bags only)
- Paper bags without plastic liners
- Books with hard covers removed
- Drink and soup boxes; milk and juice containers (even with the plastic spout)
- Plastic or wax coated paper or drink boxes: soup and soy milk boxes, milk and juice containers (with the plastic spout)
- Plastic, metal, and glass containers: [Please rinse containers and remove caps and lids]
- Plastic containers #1 through #7 – All colors including trays and kitty litter buckets.
- Plastic lids with numbered triangle #1 through #7
- Steel lids from cans, bottles & jars
- Glass bottles and jars– All Colors
- Aluminum and steel cans
- CDs and CD cases
- Paper Cans w/ steel ends
- Plastic Bags [local supermarkets will take these]
- Plastic furniture (even if numbered) & flower pots w/o number triangles
- Packaging Peanuts [Take peanuts to UPS store or Popcorn Peanuts.]
- Styrofoam packaging
- Paper contaminated with food residue. (e.g. Pizza box bottoms)
- Paper bags with plastic liners
- Motor oil containers
- Hazardous chemical containers
- Window glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, vases, etc.
- Foil & aluminum trays
- Tissue paper
- 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
Terracycle Program at the Depot
In support of the East Amwell Environmental Club at the East Amwell School, our monthly Recycling Depot has expanded the TerraCycle program and will accept the following items:
- Cell Phones
- Digital Cameras
- MP3 Players
- Ink Jet Cartridges and Toner
- Candy, Cookie and Chip Wrappers
- Scott and Huggies Packaging and Wipes Packaging
- Gum Packaging
- Writing Instruments: pens, markers, highlighters
- Scotch Tape Dispensers
- Elmer’s Glue
- Neosporin Tubes
- Toothbrushes and Tubes
- Beauty Tubes, (lipstick, mascara, nail polish, hand soap dispensers, shampoo, conditioner, lotion bottles, body wash, hair gel,etc.
(Sorry, no zip-lock bags)
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”.
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.