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Curbside: Newspapers & magazines bundled with twine put at curb. Corrugated cardboard flattened and bundled with twine. Mixed paper and junk mail tied or put in paper bags at curb. Commingled: paper milk & juice cartons empty aerosol cans, plastic bottles & jars, 1 and 2 plastics only, aluminum cans/foil/pie plates, glass bottles & jars, steel/tin cans.
Type 1 & 2 and 3 to 7 plastics are accepted at Cranford's Conservation Center.
Use the container shown below for 3 to 7 plastics only.
Styrofoam is not accepted.
Township of Cranford pickups are rain or shine on alternating Tuesdays. Place your recyclables at curbside by 7:00 AM on the scheduled day or the night before pickup. See our Schedule at http://www.cranford.com/township/Recycle.asp
THE FOLLOWING ELECTRONICS ARE NOW ACCEPTED AT THE CONSERVATION CENTER:
COMPUTERS, TVs, DVDs, VCRs, RADIOS, HI-FI STERIO, HOME THEATER, HANDHELDS, FAXES, PRINTERS, SMALL COPIERS, SOFTWARE-BASED GAMES, EBOOKS, AND INTERNET APPLIANCES
Permit required for: grass, brush, yard waste. Proof of residency & permit required for drop off.
Additional items can be recycled through Union County's recycling programs. For more information visit:
Effective January 1, 2011 all TVs and Computers and Computer Monitors must be recycled.
Expanded polystyrene (EPS) transport packaging is an excellent material for recycling. Post-consumer and post-commercial EPS is currently being recycled at an average annual rate of 10-12%.
Note: Styrofoam is NOTE ACCEPTED at the Cranford Conservation Center.
# 6 PS polystyrene packing material is being accepted by Foam Pack Industries.
Foam Pack Industries is located at 72 Fadem Road in Springfield. Directions: take Route 22 east from Springfield Avenue past Autoland to Staples, turn right. The company is a couple of blocks down the street on the right. They are open Monday to Friday from 8 to 4. Their telephone number is 973-376-3700.
"Foam packing peanuts" are accepted by Foam Pack Industries. The UPS Stores also accept this material. You'll find the Cranford UPS Store conveniently located on South Avenue. See their web site for more info.
Recycle Compact Florescent Light Bulbs at Home Depot.
Fluorescent Bulb Recycling
Fluorescent Bulbs are accepted for recycling at all of Union County’s Household Hazardous Waste days. In an effort to make recycling easier and more convenient, Union County is now offering fluorescent bulb recycling at municipal conservation centers including Cranford. 4’ and 8’ fluorescent bulbs are now being accepted for recycling, free of charge.
As trees grow, they help stop global warming by removing carbon dioxide from the air, storing carbon in the trees and the soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere.
Your old cell phone can help save the mountain gorillas.
Cell phones contain a number of hazardous substances that can impact the environment when discarded. But many of them also have been manufactured with a metallic ore called coltan, a major source of which exists in the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to the eastern lowland (Grauer) gorilla subspecies. This has resulted in the destruction, through mining, of some critical gorilla habitat, which of course also affects the entire ecosystem in which they live.
Recycling unused cell phones can help protect the gorillas, since reuse of the phones results in the need for fewer new ones, which reduces the need for coltan mining. Recycling also keeps other hazardous substances out of our environment. Now, you can also help the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International with their gorilla protection program, by donating your old cell phones to Zoo Atlanta.
Zoo Atlanta is home to the U.S. administrative headquarters of the Fossey Fund, and has partnered with a company called Eco-Cell to recycle cell phones. For each phone sent to Zoo Atlanta for recycling, a donation will be made to the Fossey Fund to assist with gorilla protection in Africa.
Cell phones can be mailed to: The Cell Phone Recycling Program; Zoo Atlanta; 800 Cherokee Ave; Atlanta, GA 30315. Any kind of cell phone will be accepted. For more information, visit Zoo Atlanta.
Paper or plastic -– or neither
Did you know that the majority of plastic bottle caps do not get recycled? Instead, often these caps become trash or litter, ending-up in landfills and on beaches, or washing into our rivers and oceans. Birds and marine life mistake caps for food with tragic results. The magnitude of this pollution problem is devastating to our oceans and wildlife.
What Can You Do?
Save up your bottle caps and bring them to an Aveda Experience Center.
Aveda Experience Center The Mall at Short Hills 1200 Morris Turnpike #C240 Short Hills, NJ 07078 Phone # 973.467.4500
Aveda Experience Center
The Mall at Short Hills
1200 Morris Turnpike #C240
Short Hills, NJ 07078
Phone # 973.467.4500
Caps included in this collection are any plastic “twist on” caps. Some examples are; water bottles, soda bottles, laundry detergent bottles, ketchup bottles, and shampoo/ conditioner bottles. Caps that are NOT included are any metal caps and any “Snap Fit” plastic caps. Some examples of snap fit caps are; margarine and cottage cheese caps.
Second Chance Toys is a community-based initiative which rescues unwanted plastic toys that are gently used and distributes them to children in need through local community organizations, while at the same time, helping the environment.