Recycling Events

STYROFOAM COLLECTION (packaging blocks, sheets and coolers)

Many of you have probably been following our efforts to hold the next Styrofoam Collection Event. We were planning to host it on Saturday February 1, 2020, but the logistics turned out to be too challenging for us this time. So we have cancelled the collection scheduled for February.

We are already working on plans for the fall event and are optimistic that everything will be back to normal by then. In the meantime, if you know anyone who was planning to participate, and has too much styrofoam to save until September 12, please share with them the information about our recycling partner, Princeton Moulding (see below). If someone is already planning a trip to Somerville, or if neighbors would like to combine their loads, perhaps they would like to deliver their styrofoam on their own.

Princeton Moulding Group, 76 Fourth Street, Somerville NJ, 08876 Google Map
‭(908) 291-1180‬ Call first to make sure they are open (their hours can be sporadic)

PLASTIC BAGS, ETC: TREX RECYCLING CHALLENGE

Through April, 2020: Mercer County Parks asks residents to participate in a Trex Recycling Challenge. Plastic household bags and wrap, including cereal box liners and bubble wrap, will be collected at two locations:
⇒  Tulpehaking Nature Center at 157 Westcott Avenue, Hamilton, NJ 08610 (open Fridays and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm, and Sundays noon to 4 pm) Google map
⇒  The Historic Hunt House at 197 Blackwell Rd, Pennington, NJ 08534 (open Mondays through Fridays 8:30 am to 4:30 pm) Google map
The goal is to save over 500 pounds of plastic material from the landfill, thereby earning the county a bench made of composite materials by Trex. See more info on the flyers here (MCP) and here (Trex).

WINE BOTTLE CORKS, CDs, DVDs, CLEAN #5 PLASTIC CONTAINERS, BRITA & PUR FILTERS, ORAL CARE PRODUCT PACKAGING and BUTTON BATTERIES

Last Saturday of the month during the summer (9 am – 1 pm) organized by the Hopewell Valley Green Team. Bring everything to our tent at Pennington Farmers Market held at Rosedale Mills, 101 Route 31 North, Pennington. Clean #5 plastics will be taken to Whole Foods on behalf of Preserve. Wine bottle corks will be shipped to a cork tile manufacturer in Missouri.

DOCUMENT SHREDDING

Saturday April 25 and October 17, 2020, 9 am – 12 pm, organized by the Mercer County Improvement Authority at Lot 4 / 651 South Broad Street, Trenton, across from the Mercer County Administration Building. Learn more

ELECTRONICS RECYCLING & PAPER SHREDDING

Hopewell Township residents ONLY: Saturday April 4 and October 3, 2020, 9 am – 1 pm at the Hopewell Township Public Works building (203 Washington Crossing-Pennington Road, Titusville). Learn more

ELECTRONICS & HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION

Saturday March 28, June 6 and September 19, 2020, 8 am – 2 pm, organized by the Mercer County Improvement Authority at Dempster Fire School (350 Lawrence Station Rd, Lawrence). Learn more

TEXTILES

Year-round, organized by the Hopewell Valley Regional School District. “Textiles” in this collection include: clothing, curtains, linens, towels, handbags, belts, shoes, hats, gloves, pillows, and stuffed animals. Materials can be old and worn, but should be clean and dry (old stains not a problem). Materials are sold to SpinGreen. 95% of the materials will be reused or recycled. Proceeds benefit the PTOs of all schools in the district. All six Hopewell Valley Schools have collection bins on outside locations open to the public. Learn more


PRIOR EVENTS ORGANIZED BY THE GREEN TEAM:

STUFF THE TRUCKS!

Saturday September 7, 2019, 12 noon – 3 pm, organized by the Hopewell Valley Green Team. Click here to see flyer about the event.
→ Green Team truck collecting Styrofoam, wine corks and CDs/DVDs;
→ Paper Shredding truck;
→ Habitat for Humanity ReStore truck collecting household goods and construction materials. Click for a decision flowchart to help determine if your material is acceptable. Learn about the ReStore.
All three at the same location in Pennington: Toll Gate Grammar School, 275 South Main Street.
This event was co-sponsored by the Pennington & Hopewell Township Environmental Commissions and the Hopewell Valley Green Team. All Hopewell Valley residents and businesses welcome! Sign up for an e-notice by sending a request to hvgreenteam@gmail.com