Residents, businesses, and organizations in Cumberland County have helped make Cumberland County the #1 Recycling County in New Jersey. The most recent available statistics from the New Jersey Department of Environment Protection calculated Cumberland County’s recycling rate at 58.1% for municipal solid waste and at 69.8% total waste stream.
Recycling Protects The Environment
- The more you recycle, the longer our landfill will last.
- Recycling reduces air and water pollution and conserves water.
- Recycling saves energy – recycling one aluminum can saves enough energy to run your television for three hours.
Recycling is easy!! The following is a list of things that CAN and CAN’T be recycled.
Things That Can Be Recycled…
- Paper - newspaper, office and school paper, unwanted mail, phone books, magazines, catalogs.
- Aluminum And Steel or Tin Food And Beverage Cans – empty non-hazardous aerosols also.
- Glass Bottles And Jars.
- Plastic Bottles - with #1 or #2 on the bottom.
Things That Can't Be Recycled…
- No Aluminum Foil or Foil Coated Items, Pie Plates.
- No Plastic Bags, Pails, Trays, Tubs or Lids.
- No Pots, Pans, Tableware, Corning Ware® types, Tupperware® types.
- No Plastic Containers #3 and above, Styrofoam or Toys.
- No Motor Oil, Lubricants, Paint and Pesticide Containers.
- No Window Glass, Light Bulbs, Ceramics or Vases.
- No Cardboard Boxes, Food Boxes, Six Pack Holders, Plastic Bags, Brown Paper Bags
Some Tips For Proper Recycling Bottles And Cans…
- Rinse clean - to conserve water, rinse with leftover dishwater.
- Throw plastic bags, caps and lids into the garbage containers.
- Keep glass from breaking.
- Don’t crush cans.
For more information on recycling programs in Cumberland County, please contact Dennis DeMatte Jr., Cumberland County Recycling Coordinator, at 856-825-3700 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.