Hopewell Valley Green Team’s 2018 recycling flyer is available here.
For other materials, consult http://search.earth911.com/
Hopewell Township Library, 245 Pennington‑Titusville Road, Pennington, and several retail stores (use your zip code to find locations at: www.search.earth911.com)
All types of used eyeglasses and sunglasses, prescription and non-prescription, for children and adults are accepted by the New Jersey Lions Eyeglass Recycling Center (http://www.njlerc.org/). A local collection box (“yellow mail bin”) can be found at Pennington Quality Market , 25 Route 31 South, Pennington
Return to the dry cleaner they came from.
Regular alkaline batteries may be placed in your normal trash due to the fact that mercury levels have been significantly reduced and fall within DEP standards. However, most button cell batteries found in watches, digital scales, etc., still contain mercury and should be taken to a hazardous waste disposal event.
Rechargeable batteries should be recycled. You can take them to: Best Buy, Staples, The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other retail stores.
NJ Department of Environmental Protection publishes a helpful guide about batteries: click here to open (PDF).
Hopewell Township Library, 245 Pennington‑Titusville Road, Pennington, and several retail stores (use your zip code to find locations at:
Goodwill Home Medical Equipment accepts donations of gently used home medical equipment and unopened medical supplies (no prescription medication, no oxygen or helium tanks – see web site for more information on acceptable items). Donations can be dropped off at 18 Arctic Parkway, Ewing (609 396-1513, check web site for hours) and any Goodwill Store in the South Jersey region. http://www.goodwillhomemedical.org/
Clean, dry plastic bags free of food residues are accepted by many retailers. Trex participating locations accept a wide range of plastics, including bubble wrap. http://www.trex.com/recycling/recycling-programs/
Through “Preserve’s Gimme 5 Program”, you can recycle your #5 plastics – a kind that Mercer County doesn’t recycle. Preserve transforms yogurt cups, take-out containers & other stuff into toothbrushes, cutting boards, and lots of other products for your bathroom, table and kitchen.
You can drop off your #5 plastics at any Whole Foods store, or mail it to:
Preserve Gimme 5, 823 NYS Rte 13, Cortland, NY 13045
For more information, visit: http://www.preserveproducts.com
- Be sure to look at the bottom of the containers you plan to recycle, since some yogurt containers are actually #6 plastic.
- Most plastic flower pots are also #5
- Preserve recycles Brita Filters, too.
New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program runs a Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling Program which offers a $50 incentive per appliance. You’ll be glad to know that approximately 95% of each appliance is recycled! (Learn more)