MCIA Hazardous Waste Disposal Day This Saturday, March 30

The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) will hold its first hazardous waste disposal day for 2019 this Saturday, March 30th from 8 am – 2 pm. It will be held at John T. Dempster Fire School, Lawrence Station Rd in Lawrence Twp.

Accepted for recycling are the following:

Aerosol Cans | Used Motor Oil |Propane Gas Tanks | Pesticides & Herbicides | Car Batteries | Paint Thinner | Oil Based Paint | Stains & Varnishes | Gasoline | Anti-Freeze | Driveway Sealer | Insect Repellents | Mercury | Fluorescent & CFL Bulbs | Computers | Printers | Copiers | Fax Machines | Stereos | Televisions | Microwaves

Materials Not Accepted:

NO LATEX PAINT | NO Heating Oil | NO Infectious Waste| NO Radioactive Materials NO Explosives or Munitions | NO Railroad Ties | NO Asbestos | NO Tires | NO Wood | NO Fencing | NO Air Conditioners | NO Helium or Oxygen Tanks | NO Unknowns

Accepted Electronics

Computers | Printers | Copiers | Fax Machines | Stereos | Televisions | Microwaves

This event is for Mercer County Residents Only. Only Residential Waste will be accepted, i.e. no Commercial Business waste. Proof of Residency will be required (Driver’s License). For more information call 609-278-8086 or visit http://WWW.MCIANJ.ORG.

Dispose of Your Unused Medications Safely on National Take Back Day This Saturday, April 29th

If your medicine cabinet is filled with expired drugs or medications that you no longer use, and you are concerned about detrimental environmental effects from improper disposal or eliminating the potential for abuse of medications, here is the information that you need to properly dispose of them.

The Ewing Police Department will be participating in the DEA’s twice yearly National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day which will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity for those who missed the previous events, or who have subsequently accumulated unwanted, unused prescription drugs, to safely dispose of those medications.  Just go to the Pennington Road Fire Company, 1660 Pennington Road.  Ewing Police will have an officer between 10 and 2 to take the items.

All medications are accepted, prescription and over-the-counter, as well as liquids.  Hypodermic needles are not accepted.  The disposal is handled completely securely; all accepted medications with any labels that you leave on the containers are placed in a large cardboard box, lined with plastic.  At the end of the day the contents are taken to the prosecutor’s office.  The DEA will pick up and incinerate.

Guidelines for Drug Disposal

Follow any specific disposal instructions on the drug label or patient information that accompanies the medication. Do not flush prescription drugs down the toilet unless this information specifically instructs you to do so.

If no instructions are given on the drug label and no take-back program is available in your area, take them out of their original containers and mix them with an undesirable substance, such as used coffee grounds or kitty litter — to make the medication less appealing and unrecognizable — then put them in a sealable bag, empty can, or other container to prevent the medication from leaking or breaking out of a garbage bag.

You should also remove any identifying information on the label to protect your identity and privacy.

Despite the safety reasons for flushing drugs, some people are questioning the practice because of concerns about trace levels of drug residues found in surface water, such as rivers and lakes, and in some community drinking water supplies. However, the main way drug residues enter water systems is by people taking medications and then naturally passing them through their bodies.  That said, the FDA does not want to add drug residues into water systems unnecessarily. The agency reviewed its drug labels to identify products with disposal directions recommending flushing or disposal down the sink. This continuously revised listing can be found at FDA’s Web page on Disposal of Unused Medicines.

National Take Back Day Information

Date: April 29, 2017
Time: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Pennington Road Fire Company, 1660 Pennington Road

If you are unable to participate in the National Take Back Day event there is a Project Medicine Drop Box outside of Police headquarters where you may drop off medications 24/7.  For more information see the Project Medicine Drop Box page on the Township’s website.

Ewing Fall Spin

Register today to join the Ewing Green Team and the Ewing Bike Advocacy Group, a contingent of citizen volunteers interested in promoting a more bikeable Ewing, at the Ewing Fall Spin on Saturday morning, October 24th. This small coterie of Ewing cyclists have melded their various relevant experiences together to set up a first ever bicycle tour solely within the bounds of Ewing Township. We want to promote sociable, healthy lifestyles, and accessible, safe alternatives to the automobile in getting around. We are sure there will be a debriefing with lessons learned from the event, in the hopes that an annual Ewing ride can be spawned.

We will ride out from and return to the Ewing Senior and Community Center (ESCC) and enjoy a leisurely tour of the western and northwestern sections of our township (west of Rte. 31 – Pennington Road.) Pre-registration is required to guarantee a tee-shirt. The cost is $15 (for registrations received prior to October 17th) to cover the cost of tee-shirts. Registrations received after the 17th, including the day of the ride, cost $20. We will attempt to provide tee-shirts for late registrants but they may not be received in time for the ride.

So plan to join us at our first Ewing Fall Spin, as we work to raise awareness of bicycle safety and promote healthy lifestyles and a more bike friendly town.  If you are 18 or older, and live in or near Ewing Township, please join us on the morning of October 24th at the ESCC, 999 Lower Ferry Rd. To register, find printable pages at https://ewinggreenteam.org/ewingfallspin/.  We ask that you patronize the sponsors whose logos appear thereon.

To volunteer or offer suggestions, call Pete Boughton at 609-313-5021or email petejbo742@aol.com. Pete Boughton, Immediate Past Chair

Date: October 24th (Rain or shine)  In case of really inclement weather and the event has to be cancelled, we will try to contact you by phone and/or email. (so please print legibly on the registration form)
Meet Up: 8 a.m.  at the ESCC
Ride Starts: Promptly at 9 a.m.
Cost: $15 per person (includes a free tee shirt if your registration is received by October 17th.) $20 per person if received after Oct 17th.
Registration: You may register and pay at the ESCC Recreation Department Office or mail the filled out the registration form along with your check made out to the Ewing Twp. Recreation Department to:

Joanne Mullowney (Co-Chair)
Ewing Green Team
Ewing Municipal Building
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628

Registrations and payment must be received by Saturday, October 17th to be eligible for the $15 rate.

The Ewing police will escort us through intersections.

Standard safety gear (helmets) and road compliant bicycles required. (Specific rules will be forthcoming.)