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"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." - Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Single streaming recycling carts have been delivered to many homes throughout town. A quick visit to the Burlington County website answered a question many of us might have regarding shredded paper. Shredded paper may be place in a brown paper bag with the top folded over a few times so the paper doesn't fall out. A staple or 2 would also be fine. For other recycling questions, you may contact 877-2200, or visit the county website place in a brown paper bag with the top folded over a few times so the paper doesn't fall out. A staple or 2 would also be fine. For other recycling questions, you may contact 877-2200, or visit the county website eat www.co.burlington.nj.us.

The average home in Burlington County receives as much as 100 pounds of junk mail a year! Countywide, it adds up to more than 10 MILLION pounds! If everyone recycled their junk mail, towns could save more than $ 500,000 per year!

How to reduce or stop unwanted junkmail: Send a letter to Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, PO Box 643, Carmel, NY 15012-0643. Include your complete name, address, zip and a request to "activate the mail preference service." For up to 5 years, this will stop mail from all member organizations that you have not specifically ordered products from.

The major credit agencies sell credit information to virtually any company that requests a list. To stop this, you just need your current address and any former addresses within 2 years and your social security number. One call does it all for the major credit agencies-Equifax, Trans Union, Experian, and Innovis. Call 1-888-567-8688. You can call 24 hours a day. For additional tips on stopping junk mail, visit www.obviously.com/junkmail.

St. Jude's Ranch for Children (www.stjudesranch.org) is a home for abused, neglected and abandoned children. They have a recycling program where old holiday cards and other all occasion cards are made into new ones by the children to support their programs. They are currently accepting cards through February 28, 2010. Cards may be donated by sending them to St. Jude's Ranch for Children, Card Recycling Program, 100 St. Jude's Street, Boulder City, NV. 89005
St. Jude's also accepts Campbell's Labels for Education UPC & Caps, and General Mills Boxtops for education. Many schools use these programs to purchase needed items for their schools. For information on either program, go to Campbell's www.labelsforeducation.com or General Mills www.boxtopsforeducation.com.

Are those plastic bags piling up in your house? Most grocery stores have a recycle bin where you can bring the bags to be recycled. Go one step further and pick up some sturdy & re-usable grocery totes, or use ones you may already have. They hold more and are much sturdier than plastic bags. Plastic bags are also a petroleum based product. A small step to "be green!"

The National Fire Protection Association recommends replacing smoke alarms, including hard wired alarms, when they are 10 years old or sooner if they are not responding properly. Most manufacturers will take back any smoke detector they manufacture. Two sources to recycle/dispose of smoke detectors are:

FIREX (accepts all units) C/O Disposal, 28 C Leigh Fisher Blvd., El Paso, Tx. 79906

First Alert (Call first for instructions-accepts ONLY units they manufacture)  1-800-392-1395 

Lions Clubs International have a program to recycle prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses. The glasses are cleaned, sorted by prescription and sent to other countries for those that cannot afford glasses. The glasses may be taken to any Lenscrafters, Pearle Vision or For Eyes locations. There is also an eyeglass drop box located in the parking lot at the Allstate building on Levitt Parkway. It is a yellow mailbox marked "eyeglasses only."

Aveda has started a unique recycling program to recycle plastic bottle caps from various types of products. They are recycled into plastic for Aveda products. They are trying to build a recycling program with stores and schools.

The caps that are collected are "rigid polypropylene plastic" sometimes noted with a "5" in the recycling symbol. This includes caps that twist on with a threaded neck such as caps on shampoo, water, soda, milk & other beverage bottles, flip top caps on tubes & food product bottles (such as ketchup & mayonnaise), laundry detergents and some jar lids such as peanut butter.

Caps not included are Pharmaceutical lids, non-rigid lids such as yogurt, tub lids (margarine, cottage cheese) and screw on lids that are not rigid. If you can bend or break the lid with your bare hands, it does not meet the rigid plastic definition. Please do not include metal lids, plastic pumps or sprayers.

The caps should be cleaned and taken to any Aveda store, or they may be mailed to: ACA Waste Services, 40 Eads St., West Babylon, NY 11704. For more information on the Aveda caps recycling program, visit www.aveda.com.

Please help Hawthorne Park Elementary School's efforts to recycle:

Earn Cash for Hawthorne Park Elementary

Home/School/Office Brigades

  • Brita
  • Colgate Oral Care
  • Diaper & wipe Packaging
  • Elmer’s Glue Crew*
  • Paired Shoes (usable)
  • Tape Dispensers & Cores
  • Athenos Packaging*
  • Bear Naked*
  • Cereal Bag/Liners
  • Chip/Salty Snack Bag
  • Drink

Get started:

  1. Start your collections / Spread the word
  2. “Like” us on Facebook (Soaring Trash Into Cash)
  3. Become a drop-off location
  4. Volunteer / Help Collect / Help sort
  5. See back for a detailed list of what is included in each brigade.

For mor information, Contact:

Lu-Ann Doyle (doylepas@verizon.net)

Kristal Knox (kristalnicole978@yahoo.com)

 

Home Depot will recycle your used compact flourescent bulbs. There is a bright orange & green collection box (typically near the customer service area). Put each bulb into one of the thick plastic bags provided & drop it into the collection box. Residents also have the option to bring the bulbs to the County Household Hazardous Waste facility in Mansfield.