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HUNTERDON COUNTY

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Route 12 County Complex
Building #1, 2nd Floor
PO Box 2900
Flemington, NJ 08822-2900
PHONE: 908-788-1110
FAX 908-782-7510


swrs@co.hunterdon.nj.us
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BASIC RECYCLING ACCEPTED AT THE
COUNTY TRANSFER STATION RECYCYLING DEPOT


TOPICS:

Plastic Recycling

Glass Recycling

Metal Container Recycling

Paper Recycling

Cardboard Recycling
OTHER RECYCABLE MATERIALS
HAZARDOUS RECYCABLE MATERIALS
MUNICIPAL RECYCLING PROGRAMS
HUNTERDON COUNTY SOLID WASTE & RECYCLING GUIDE

 

PLASTIC RECYCLING

RECYCLE: (Please Rinse)

  • Coffee Cup Lids, Bottle Caps
  • Water Bottles, Juice Containers, etc.
  • Detergent Containers, etc.
  • Mustard, Ketchup, Mayo Containers, etc.
  • Shampoo, Lotion Containers, etc.
  • Landscape Plant Trays (no soil)
  • Plastic Flower Pots (no soil)
  • Microwave Trays
  • Small Plastic Waste Baskets
  • Polystyrene Egg Cartons
  • Plastic Cups (clear & colored)
  • Plastic Clamshell Containers (fruit, vegetable, bakery)
  • Plastic Reusable Food Storage Containers
  • Plastic Reusable Water Bottles
  • Plastic Buckets w/ Metal Handle, Laundry Basket
  • Empty Plastic Garbage/Recycling Bins
  • Plastic Lawn Furniture, Drums, Coolers
  • Milk & Soda Crates

DO NOT RECYCLE:

The following items should not be placed in your recycling bin. Check with local businesses, stores, schools and municipalities to see if they participate in the reuse of the following:

  • Plastic Bags or Other Plastic Film  (Grocery Store)
  • Small Appliances  (Electronic Waste Collection Day)
  • Styrofoam Packing (Shipping and Packing Stores)

 

What Do Those Numbers Mean on Your Plastic Recycling Containers?
Plastics are usually marked with a number surrounded by the recycling symbol. That number designates the type of plastic used for packaging. Hunterdon County residents can then use this information to determine whether or not certain plastic types are collected for recycling in their area. The following information summarizes seven different types of commonly used plastics with some product examples:

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1. PET or PETE (polyethylene terephthalate)

examples: mouthwash, vegetable oil, water, soda, and peanut butter containers

2

2. HDPE (high density polyethylene)

examples: milk and water jugs, laundry detergents, shampoo, and motor oil containers

3

3 4. LDPE (low density polyethylene)

examples: flexible container lids, most plastic wraps, bottles

4

4. V (Vinyl) or PVC

examples: clear food packaging, siding, cooking oil bottles. rigid piping, vinyl records

4

5. PP (polypropylene)

examples: yogurt containers, syrup, ketchup,     medicine bottles, caps, and straws

6

6. PS (polystyrene)

examples: CD cases, insulation, light switch plates, egg cartons, foam packing, and food containers

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7. OTHER

examples: sunglasses, DVDs, 5-gallon water bottles, baby bottles, milk crates, and electronic casing


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GLASS RECYCLING

RECYCLE: (Please Rinse)

  • Clear Jars and Bottles
  • Green Jars and Bottles
  • Brown Jars and Bottles

DO NOT RECYCLE:

  • Light bulbs
  • Glass plates, cups, and bowls
  • Window/auto glass
  • Mirrors
  • Ceramic
  • Cookware

IMPORTANT NOTE: The items listed may not be accurate for your particular municipality but are accepted at the County's Transfer Station.

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METAL CONTAINER RECYCLING

RECYCLE: (Please Rinse)

  • Aluminum cans
  • Tin/steel food and beverage containers
  • Aluminum pans
  • Clean foil
  • Metal pots, pans and bowls
  • Empty aerosol cans

DO NOT RECYCLE:

  • Utensils             
  • Coat Hangers
  • Household Items, Cooking Pots, Toasters, etc.                 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The items listed may not be accurate for your particular Municipality but are accepted at the County's Transfer Station.

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PAPER RECYCLING

RECYCLE:

  • Newspaper & inserts
  • Magazines
  • Catalogs, phone books
  • Junk mail
  • Manila folders
  • Envelopes
  • Brown paper bags
  • Office paper
  • Construction paper (all colors)
  • Scrap paper, cardboard
  • Hard and soft cover books
  • Wrapping paper (not metallic)
  • Telephone books
  •  Milk, juice, and cereal cartons

DO NOT RECYCLE:

  • Blue prints
  • Carbon copy paper
  • Metallic paper
  • Tissues, napkins
  • Paper towels
  • Paper cups
  • Paper plates
  • Egg cartons
  • Wax paper

IMPORTANT NOTE: The items listed may not be accurate for your particular municipality but are accepted at the County's Transfer Station.

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CARDBOARD RECYCLING

RECYCLE:

  • Pizza boxes (if heavily soiled dispose of in garbage)
  • Corrugated boxes (boxes with wavy middle layer)
  • Single layer cardboard (cereal boxes, pasta boxes, tissue boxes, etc.)
  • Frozen food boxes

DO NOT RECYCLE:

  • Wax covered cardboard (can scrape off wax with your finger nail)
  • Mold or food covered containers

IMPORTANT NOTE: The items listed may not be accurate for your particular municipality but are accepted at the County's Transfer Station.

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