Recycling in South Plainfield provides information for local residents on drop-off and curbside pickup, including yard waste, textiles, motor oil, paint, tires, electronics and more. The South Plainfield Public Library accepts empty ink and toner cartridges from computer printers or copiers. Our Where to Donate Goods page offers information on local, regional, and national organizations that can make good use of your used goods!
The Language of Recycling [NEW!] offers some basic advice to help you figure out whether a product or package is recyclable or made with recycled materials.
Recycling NJ and Earth 911 have lots of useful information on what can & cannot be recycled (including The Great Pizza Box Recycling Mystery!), and on where to recycle what. See also 20 Things You Didn’t Know You Can Recycle (Green America). The Recycling Materials Index [NEW!] is an alphabetical list of product recycling information (N.J. Department of Environmental Protection). Close the loop by buying products with recycled content! See Recycling NJ: Buy Recycled and Recycled Products: The Smart Choice.
Recycle Nation [NEW!] features a comprehensive database that you can search to find local recyclers for whatever type of product you want to recycle – whether you’re clearing out the house during spring cleaning or simply looking to recycle a few shopping bags! (Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.)
Reduce.org offers tips on reducing all kinds of waste: ‘When you avoid making garbage in the first place, you don’t have to worry about disposing of waste or recycling it later.’ (Minnesota Pollution Control Agency). Source Reduction [NEW!] provides advice and links on reducing yard waste, junk mail, disposables, holiday waste, and more (N.J. Department of Environmental Protection).
E-Cycling Central & related links gives you additional info about where and how to recycle electronic products.
LampRecycle.org tells you where you can recycle Compact Flourescent Light bulbs (CFLs). See also Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs), which includes info on how to handle broken bulbs safely (U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).
Nike’s Reuse-A-Shoe Program collects used athletic shoes (any brand) at its U.S. retail locations.
Proper Disposal of Medicines links explain the safe way to get rid of old medications.
Links updated April 2016.