Sustainability + Recycling
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Haddon Township will be celebrating Earth Day this year at the annual ”go green event.” Same great event, but at a new location - MacArthur Blvd. & W. Crystal Lake Ave. To learn more about the day’s activities and items you can bring for recycling, check out this year’s poster, HaddonTwp2016Poster, and go to our Sustainable Haddon Township Facebook page.
TREES PLEASE! The Haddon Township Shade Tree Commission, in partnership with the NJ Tree Recovery Campaign, will be handing out up to 5 free tree seedlings per resident at this year’s Go Green Event!
The New Jersey Tree Recovery Campaign is providing some 102,000 free tree seedlings to state residents. The effort is a joint public-private venture between the New Jersey State Forest Service’s Community Forestry Program and State Forest Nursery, New Jersey Soil Conservation Districts, Sustainable Jersey, Arbor Day Foundation, Brothers International, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Wyndham Vacation Resorts, and FedEx.
“Trees serve many important functions, including creating habitat for wildlife, stabilizing areas that are prone to erosion, conserving energy use, and beautifying our communities,” Commissioner Martin said. “The State Forest Nursery in Jackson is providing seedlings from more than 38 different tree species for the campaign, including a wide range of trees native to New Jersey such as oaks, dogwoods and maples.”
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 email@example.com or call 856-833-6262. Find out more about green happenings on our Facebook page!
GET GREEN, GOING GREEN!
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, firstname.lastname@example.org or 833-6262. Preference will be given to groups that have not received a grant in the past, and are a first come basis.
RECYCLING: 2016 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.
2016 CAMDEN COUNTY HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE COLLECTION:
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.
E-WASTE ( ELECTRONIC WASTE) : DO NOT PLACE AT THE CURB
NOTICE: MAJOR CHANGES to HADDON TOWNSHIP’S E-WASTE RECYCLING!
Due to the current difficulties in the recycling of e-waste, the Township will suspend all collection of e-waste until further notice as of April 19th.
After that date, one last collection will take place at the “Go Green Event” on April 23, 2016. The Township has been one of the very few municipalities which had continued to offer e-waste recycling despite the difficult climate. However, due to the severity of the issue, the Township will no longer be able to collect these items until the issue is resolved.
Do not place e-waste placed at the curb.
Camden County will offer a limited e-waste collection at the selected events. For more information, go to:
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.).
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.
TERRACYCLE: This program is in the process of being revised due to the increased shipping requirements. Stay tuned!