Sustainability + Recycling


Bag Up NJ

The “Bag Up NJ” campaign, is the New Jersey Clean Communities Council’s new single use plastic and paper bag ban outreach campaign, which has a simple message: Bring your own reusable bag(s) when you shop.

This campaign educates and reminds consumers about their options for sustainability at the checkout counter. Consumers can bring their own reusable bags when they shop and recycle their plastic bags.

On Nov. 4, 2020, Governor Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Legislature enacted the most progressive bag ban law in the country. The law prevents litter and encourages the use of reusable bags by phasing out single-use plastic and paper bags.

The law bans plastic bags, regardless of thickness, at grocery stores and retail outlets, as well as paper bags at grocery stores measuring more than 2,500 square feet. It also bans polystyrene foam food service products; and makes plastic straws at restaurants available only upon request.


















Skip the Straw!




















To reduce litter, NJ Law mandates that plastic straws can only be provided upon request. So, SKIP THE STRAW or bring a reusable one.

Please don’t crush your cans!

Crushed and flattened aluminum cans are more difficult to sort at recycling processing facilities as they tend to bypass sorting systems and contaminate other recyclable material streams.


Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

Download the Free Recycle Coach app and crack the recycling code!






Save money, avoid extra trips to the supermarket and reduce food waste by keeping track of what and how much you throw away after each meal. Keeping track of your food waste can help pinpoint why food waste is created in your household and help prevent it in the future. Wasting food is a terrible waste! To learn more and get involved in the movement to reduce food waste check out the EPA’s Food: Too Good To Waste Challenge at










No Pizza Boxes in Recycling Bins!









A message from NJDEP!  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!


Backyard Chicken Program

Please click on the link below to download the Backyard Chicken Program Flyer.

Backyard Chicken Program Flyer 083021


Township residents can recycle e-waste  items such as televisions, cell phones, or “anything with a plug” by contacting Betty Brookes at 856-833-6260 or via email at  Arrangements will be made for pick up by the Department of Public Works.  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.)


RECYCLING: Recycling Guidelines

Haddon Township participates in a single stream recycling program. Single stream recycling enables residents to place all paper/cardboard and commingled materials (glass, #1 & #2 plastics, milk and juice cartons, aluminum and steel) together in one recycling container.


Important Information on Battery Disposal

Please click on the links below:

Battery Identification Guide

Battery Disposal Guidelines