There’s are many ways for you to reduce your carbon footprint through recycling.
The Mercer County Improvement Authority coordinates the curbside collection of recyclable materials in Mercer County. See their site for a list of acceptable materials and to access answers through their FAQ page. [See the county pick up Schedule.]
E-CYCLE your TV’s, Computers & Electronics – – it’s free, it’s easy and it’s the law. Beginning January 1, 2011 (Electronic Waste Management Act) computer, portable computers, monitors, laptops, and televisions cannot be disposed of in the garbage.
Who can recycle for FREE
New Jersey consumers and small businesses with fewer than 50 full-time employees, can recycle for free at the approved manufacturers collection sites.
What can be recycled for FREE
All computers, monitors, laptops, portable computers and
televisions are accepted for free recycling. Please note that other electronic
devices (keyboards, mice, printers, microwaves, etc.) are not included in this
free program. Please check with your local collection site to determine if they
will accept your other electronic device.
Grasscycling is the natural recycling of grass by leaving clippings on the lawn when mowing. Grass clippings decompose quickly, returning valuable nutrients back into the soil.
Grass clippings are a major part of New Jersey’s municipal solid waste stream. As a Ewing resident, you are already helping to avoid air pollution and wasted resources by recycling. You can do more by reducing waste at the source. Leave the grass clippings on your lawn when you mow, and let nature do the recycling. For more information see our Grasscycling – Cut It and Leave It page.
Recycling Info For Kids
Don’t forget to get your kids into the act too. Check out this site from Recommunity with educational materials about how recycling works.
The MCIA also runs Hazardous Waste collection days periodically throughout the year. Materials are accepted only on these dates and times, rain or shine, at the John T. Dempster fire school, Bakers Basin, Lawrence Station Rd Lawrence Twp. See the Green Team Calendar for upcoming dates
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
You can also e-cycle at that time. Accepted electronics include:
Computers /Printers / Copiers / Fax Machines / Stereos / Televisions / Microwaves
The MCIA and Ewing Township also hold periodic e-waste and shredding events. Shredding Events are a great opportunity to properly dispose of unwanted electronics and sensitive personal documents in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Just gather up your old electronics and documents and bring them to the advertised shred event. See our website calendar for specific dates.