BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – Beginning March 2, 2019, Berkeley Heights residents will be able to recycle unwanted electronics and some Styrofoam free of charge.
We would like to thank the Environmental Commission for spearheading an initiative last year that helped us get about $7,200 in grant funding for the forthcoming electronics and Styrofoam recycling efforts. Fortunately, we were able to obtain the recycling containers, signs, bags and labels for these initiatives from the Union County Department of Recycling & Planning for free. This means we can use that $7,200 for additional environmental effort we will be pursuing.
“We are pleased to be able to partner with Union County to offer these programs for free to our residents,” said Mayor Angie Devanney. “We encourage all residents to responsibly recycle their electronics and Styrofoam through this convenient program.”
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Starting Saturday, March 2, 2019, Berkeley Heights residents can conveniently recycle their outdated or unwanted electronic equipment that cannot be disposed of in the regular garbage. Drop off will be available the first Saturday of every month, from 9 am to 12 noon, at the Berkeley Heights Department of Public Works, located at 101 Berkeley Ave.
Items covered by New Jersey law that will be accepted for recycling include:
- Copy machines
- Fax machines
All material collected will be recycled. Please do not bring items not on this list as they will not be accepted. All residents of Berkeley Heights are eligible to participate at no cost. Residents will be asked to show ID to use this service.
Refrigerators, washers and dryers, microwaves, and air conditioners will not be accepted. Please save them for Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling Program. Visit the County website for more details. For more information about other County recycling events, please visit www.ucnj.org/recycle or call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908- 654-9889.
Also starting on March 2, 2019, the Township will launch a pilot Styrofoam recycling program. Accepted material will include Styrofoam that has recycling symbol #6 on it, and should be free of any tape, stickers or other adhesives. Items that can be recycled include:
- White clean foam
- Furniture & appliance packaging foam
- Block form foam
Items not accepted include:
- Egg cartons
- Food service foam
- Peanuts or cardboard
- Dirty or wet foam
- Dark colored foam
Drop off will be available the first Saturday of every month at the same location, during the same times.
Please email the Township Administrator at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.