Sustainable New Jersey
Sustainable New Jersey and the Borough of Califon would like to provide some information on various recycling programs available in the area.
www.1800CLEANUP.org OR 1-800-CLEANUP – nationwide public service providing information on recycling and the environment
www.freecycle.org - a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free.
United War Veterans Council – donate clothing, toys, household goods, knick knacks, tools, electronics, kitchenware, sporting goods, small furniture, appliances, books, baby items, miscellaneous: www.unitedwarveterans.org
The Lupus Foundation – donate clothing, toys, electronics, books, tools, jewelry, general household items: www.pickupplease.org
Many stores will recycle your old appliance when you purchase a new one. Goodwill accepts working appliances. Go to www.goodwill.org, or you can contact the Steel Recycling Institute to recycle them at www.recycle-steel.org
One World Running will send still-wearable shoes to athletes in need in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti: www.oneworldrunning.com. Nike’s Reuse-a-shoe program turns old shoes into playground and athletic flooring: www.nikereuseashoe.com
Donate wearable women’s business clothing to the nonprofit Dress for Success, which gives them to low-income women as they search for jobs: www.dressforsuccess.org.
Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL)
Computers and Electronics
To find the most responsible recyclers, go to www.ban.org/pledge/Locations.html
Lions Club in Clinton has a donation box on Leigh Street
Foam Packing Peanuts
Take them to any UPS store or call the Plastic Loose Fill Producers Council to find a drop-off site: 1-800-828-2214. For places to drop off foam blocks for recycling, contact the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers: 1-410-451-8340 or www.epspackaging.org.info.html
Ink and Toner Cartridges
Find a local used motor oil hotline: www.recycleoil.org
Pet Food and Treats
Unopened bags of pet food and treats can be donated to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in North Branch: www.sthuberts.org
Collective Good will refurbish your phone and sell it to someone in a developing country: www.collectivegood.com. Call to Protect reprograms cell phones to dial 911 and gives them to domestic violence victims: www.donateaphone.com
Sheets, Blankets, and Towels
Old linens can be donated to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in North Branch: www.sthuberts.org