RECYCLING

Recycling Other Materials

Bikes

Cars (including Trucks, Motorcycles, SUVs, RVs) or Boats

Cell Phones

Eye Glasses

Hangers from Dry Cleaning

Household Batteries

Ink Cartridges

Medical Equipment and Unopened Medical Supplies

Medication

 Packing Peanuts

 Plastic Bags

 #5 Plastics

Refrigerators & Freezers

For other materials, consult http://search.earth911.com/

Bikes

Trenton Bike Exchange: http://www.bikeexchangenj.org/
Pedals for Progress: http://www.p4p.org/
Note: Pedals for Progress also collects sewing machines.

Cars (including Trucks, Motorcycles, SUVs, RVs) or Boats

Wheels For Wishes benefitting Make-A-Wish New Jersey: http://newjersey.wheelsforwishes.org/
Vehicles For Veterans: http://www.vehiclesforveterans.org/

Cell Phones

Hopewell Township Library, 245 Pennington‑Titusville Road, Pennington, and several retail stores (use your zip code to find locations at: www.search.earth911.com)

Eye Glasses

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

Hangers from Dry Cleaning 

Return to the dry cleaner they came from.

Household Batteries

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.

Rechargeable batteries should be recycled. You can take them to: Best Buy, Staples, The Home Depot, Lowe’s and other retail stores.

Ink Cartridges

Hopewell Township Library, 245 Pennington‑Titusville Road, Pennington, and several retail stores (use your zip code to find locations at:
www.search.earth911.com)

Medical Equipment and Unopened Medical Supplies

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/

Medication
24/7 Drop off box at the Hopewell Township Police Department, 201 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd, Titusville, NJ 08560, Phone:(609) 737-3100

Packing Peanuts

Popcorn Packers Postal and Shipping Center, 25 Route 31 South, Pennington http://www.popcornpackers.com/ and UPS stores http://www.ups.com/

Plastic Bags

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/

#5 Plastics

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.

Refrigerators & Freezers

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)