These days, almost everything is recyclable, from a soda can to your mobile phone to your refrigerator. What can you recycle curb-side? Who will recycle your TV? How about batteries? The guide below will help you get your recyclables to the right place.
Curb-side Municipal Recycling
Curb-side recycling is every Thursday evening in Harismus Cove. The JCIA recommends placing the materials in bins, but will collect them if all of the commingled materials (bottles, cans, plastic, etc.) are placed in "clear" plastic bags. Mixed paper must be tied up or placed in a box not in a bag at all.
All paper items in one container (or bundle)
• Milk Cartons
• Drink Boxes
• Plastic Milk Containers
• Food Containers
• Household Cleaner Containers
• Laundry Detergent Bottles
• Shampoo Bottles
• Junk Mail
• School Paper
• Office Paper
• Computer Paper
• Telephone Books
• All Cardboard Boxes & Corrugated Boxes
• Cereal Boxes
• Pasta Boxes
• Laundry Detergent Boxes
Effective January 1, 2011, residents are no longer permitted to place Electronic Waste (E-Waste) items, such as televisions, computers, fax machines, radios, stereos, or copy machines at the curb with their regular garbage. You can recycle any number of these items at the following locations:
JCIA (Jersey City Incinerator Authority)
What?: All E-Waste including televisions, computers, fax machines, radios, stereos, and copy machines.
How?: You may drop items off at the JCIA (501 Route 440) or call between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays at 201 432 4645, ext. 600, to schedule an E-Waste Pickup.
What?: TVs, DVD players, computer monitors, audio and video cables, cell phones, and more. Most things are recycled absolutely free, with a few restrictions. See a complete list of what they do and don't take in-store.
How?: Just inside the door of the store, Best Buy has a kiosk for inkjet cartridges, rechargeable batteries, CDs/DVDs, and gift cards. Available at the kiosk are postage-free envelopes (photo to the right) that you can take home to have on hand for when you want to recycle a mobile phone, MP3 player or whatever electronic item will fit into the envelope. We have envelopes available at every Harsimus Cove Association meeting. They will also come to your home and haul-away up to two TVs or two appliances or one TV and one appliance for free.
What?: Computers, monitors, laptops, and desktop printers, faxes and all–in–ones. All brands of office technology products are accepted for recycling, regardless of whether the equipment was purchased at Staples. Dell® branded office technology items are accepted for free at Staples stores nationally. All other brands of computer monitors, desktop and laptop computers, printers, scanners, all–in–ones and fax machines are accepted for a $10 fee. The recycling fee is charged to cover handling, transport, product disassembly and recycling. Smaller computer peripherals such as keyboards, mice, and speakers are accepted at no charge. If you are recycling an ink cartridge, you will receive $2 back in Statples Rewards per cartridge.
How?: Haul it into the store.
What?: MP3 players, mobile phones, ink cartridges
How?: Target has clearly marked bins at the front of the store.
Though the JCIA says they take all plastics, they don't take plastic bags. Here's a list of business that make it easy to recycle plastic bags.
There is a bin in the vestibule of the store.
There is a bin in the front of the store (photo to the right) marked, "Plastic Bags."
There is a bin in the customer services area on the 2nd floor.
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