RECYCLING INFORMATION


Red & Blue Recycling Containers
- Haddonfield has gone SINGLE STREAM with recycling. Please see the following information regarding our recycling program.  NOTE: the blue recycling containers are no longer available, but can still be used if you have one, and all recycling can be placed in the red recycling cans.  All buckets should be a maximum of 50 lbs.

While our residents CAN recycle the items shown in the flyer below, the items shown in the yellow section CANNOT be recycled within the Borough.  Additionally, DO NOT use a trash bag or a recyclable plastic bag in your recycling container to collect your recycling.  We will not pick up any cans that are lined with these bags.  The Recycling Center will charge the Borough $150/ton for any loads that are contaminated with plastic bags, as well as the items highlighted in yellow the the flyer.

WHY ARE PLASTIC BAGS SO BAD FOR YOUR RECYCLE BIN

Plastic Bags – DO NOT put plastic bags into your recycling container. Our Acme and most Kohls, ShopRite, Target, Wal-Mart and Lowe’s stores accept such plastics for recycling – as well as bags for dry cleaning, bread, produce, newspapers, and even sealable food storage bags. You also can include plastic wraps used to package products such as cases of water bottles, diapers, napkins, and more.

  • Shredded Paper – This is not recyclable and should be put in the garbage, or saved until the Borough’s Shredding event in the September/October timeframe; check the calendar for specific date.
  • Caps on plastic bottles – Please remove and put in the garbage.  These are not recyclable.
  • Waxed paper or waxed cardboard – should be put in the garbage.
  • Pizza boxes and paper to-go cartons – Not recyclable because of the food/grease that is absorbed into the cardboard.  Should be put in the garbage.
  • Corrugated Cardboard - must be broken down or flattened for pickup, should be cut into 2’ x 3’ pieces, and may be bundled together or put into the red and blue buckets.
  • Hardback Books - are considered trash and should be put out as such
  • Styrofoam – This is not recyclable and should be put in the garbage.
  • Packing Peanuts – Not recyclable, but is reusable.  Take to shipping stores like UPS.
  • Batteries - rechargeable batteries are recyclable and cannot be placed in the trash.  Take them to either hazardous waste or contact a local or chain hardware store to inquire about drop off.  Household standard use batteries (non-rechargeable) may be disposed of in the weekly trash.
  • Lightbulbs – CFL/fluorescent (tube and corkscrew), LED, incandescent – Compact fluorescent bulbs and fluorescent tubes contain a small amount of mercury, and must be taken to a retailer that has a 'Take Back' recycling programs for intact bulbs and tubes. All other types of light bulbs can go in the garbage.  For more information on lighbulbs please use this link - Lighbulb Disposal 101
  • Aluminum foil and foil containers – Only aluminum cans are accepted for recycling. Place all foil and foil containers in the garbage.
  • Wire Coat Hangers – these get caught up in the machinery and cause jams.  Recycle by donating back to your dry cleaner or other clothing donation center.
  • Hard plastic without a number – most of these would be classified as #7, so they are not recyclable.
  • What about compostable or biodegradable plastic –Compostable plastic is not recyclable. It is designed to be composted at commercial composting facilities. For most areas in the county, compostable plastic is considered trash; however, if you compost at home and have a hot pile, you can try discarding the compostable plastic there.

Check out recycling programs at the following (always check the company’s website first for details):

Apple..................................................................  brand specific electronics 
Amazon Trade-In Program...............................  Check their website for details
Best Buy..............................................................  small electronics
Goodwill..............................................................  clothing and household items
H&M....................................................................  clothing (in both good and bad condition)
Lions Club..........................................................  eye glasses
Local consignments shops (various)................  clothing in good condition
Lowe's & Home Depot.......................................  rechargeable batteries, CFL bulbs
Running Co.........................................................  used sneakers only, NO cleats or dress shoes 
Salvation Army....................................................  clothing, household items & specific types of furniture
Staples & Borough's Electronic Recycling...... ink cartridges
Target................................................................. cell phones, eye glasses, small electtronics
Verizon................................................................ cell phones and accessories
Wal-mart............................................................. cell phones


All Replacement Recycling containers (Red and Green) are available at the Public Works facility, 555 Centre Street, for a fee of $10.00 each.

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