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Haddon Township is a SILVER certified Sustainable Jersey community.

Haddon Township is one of only 27 communities in New Jersey to have achieved a silver level of certification. (Currently, a gold level of certification does not exist.) To become Sustainable Jersey certified, the Township had to complete a balance of rigorous sustainability actions. To get involved with the Township’s Green Team and sustainability initiatives or to receive updates on sustainable happenings, contact Barbara Prince, email or call 856-833-6262. Find out more about green happenings on our Facebook page!

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In recognition of Haddon Township’s 150th Anniversary, Sustainable Haddon Township will celebrate the sesquicentennial with the monthly events throughout the year!
January – MLK Clean Up Day with Delaware RiverKeepers
February – World Spay Day Municipal Pledge
March – Make your Own Rain Barrel Workshop
April – Go Green Event
May – HTHS Environmental Video Contest
June – Environmental Scholarship for Haddon Township High School Senior
July – Water Education: Conservation and Run Off
August – Volunteer Day: Center for Environmental Transformation, Camden, NJ
Sept – Back to School: Anti Idling Campaign
Oct – Northwest Institute Eco-Challenge
Nov – America Recycling Event (shredding)
Dec- Poet of Poverty Screening Event




Is your Township organization looking to raise funds?


Local organizations can assist the Township’s Environmental Commission with scheduled monthly clean ups and earn up to $500 keeping the Township clean and green! Funding is limited and must be prescheduled. For details, contact Clean Communities Coordinator Barbara Prince,  or 833-6262. Preference will be given to groups that have not received a grant in the past, and are a first come basis.


2015 Available dates are as follows:


  • 3/14/15
  • 3/28/15
  • 5/16/15
  • 6/06/15
  • 9/19/15
  • 10/17/15
  • 11/14/15



RECYCLING: 2015 Recycling Guidelines Poster

Haddon Township participates in a single stream recycling program. Single stream recycling enables residents to place all paper/cardboard and commingled materials (glass, all plastics except #3 and #6, milk and juice cartons, aluminum and steel) together in one recycling container.


Find out how to properly dispose of  items such as oil-based paint and other hazardous, household items, click here .

For a full list of Camden County collection dates, times, and locations, click here.



 Electronic waste, commonly referred to as e-waste, is the largest and fastest growing waste stream, thus prompting the State of New Jersey to mandate the recycling of these items which took effect in January of 2011 (N.J.S.A. 13:1E99.  Et seq.). Residents may bring all e-waste ( televisions, computers, anything with a plug, cell phones and ink cartridges) to Public Works located at 504 Oneida Avenue between 7 AM and 3 PM, Monday through Friday.

COMPOSTING: Haddon Township offers $25.00 Earth Machine composters to residents.

Composters may be obtained Monday through Friday at the Department of Public Works between the hours of 7 AM and 3PM. Cash or check only.

To learn more about the benefits of composting, click here.



Haddon Township has partnered with the eco-company Terracycle to “outsmart waste.” The Township collects  approved, Terracycle “brigade” items  and then ships these items to Terracycle where this trash is upcycled into products. In turn, Terracycle will donate one cent or two cents for each item collected to our designated local, animal shelter. For a full list of Township collected item, click here:   Terracycle-Brigades-Handout- 4-10-15–PDF

Please, do not bring  Terracycle to the municipal building. Terracyle can be brought to the the Department of Public Works during normal business hours.DO NOT LEAVE ITEMS AFTER HOURS.