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4/22/2021 - Earth Day & The County's Recycling Program

Today is World Earth Day and your opportunity to support Environmental Protection. First celebrated in 1970 in the USA only, it now includes events in more than 193 Countries. Closer to home it’s a reminder today to be a participant in our County’s recycling program. The Authority (CCIA) who hauls our recycled materials will take:

Paper (Retain those which must be archived)
Newspapers & Magazines
Cereal boxes
Junk Mail
Plastics marked #1 & #2 only (remove any food)
Glass bottles/containers/jars (remove any food)
Aluminum/Steel/Tin Cans (remove any food)
Empty non-hazardous aerosol cans

All of the above can be placed in your building’s recycling container.

Other County Programs:
Did you know that our Public Works Department has had a recycling program in place for years? They handle items like scrap metal, used motor oil, and other operational items. Budget/Purchasing & IT added the recycling of printer and copier cartridges with programs set up with our vendors at no cost; but don’t put these in your desk or area recycling basket. With support of our Commissioners we have an established program for the recycling of used consumer electronics: computers, printers, phones, and other electronic devices which by law cannot go to a landfill. (E-Waste).

At Home:
Aside from your routine recycling, County employees faced with what to do with residual items such as oil-based paint, chemicals, or personal documents to shred can take advantage of the free Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding Events. The next one is scheduled for Saturday June 12th from 8 AM to 2 PM. Here’s the link for more information: Household Hazardous Waste and Document Shredding Events - Cumberland County Improvement Authority | Cumberland YES ( Visit the site to learn what to do with left over latex paint.

Home Heating/Cooling System Replacement, Energy Saving Upgrades, Disposal of Freezers, Refrigerators
Are you aware of New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program? If you need to replace your home’s heating or air conditioning system you may qualify for a Zero Interest financing up to $10k with a 7 year maximum term, or a 0.99% financing up to $15k with a 9 year term, to help pay for energy efficient upgrades. There are even further incentives for low or moderate income residents or those living in an Urban Enterprise Zone (UEZ).

Before you buy a new refrigerator or freezer, be aware the State will give you a rebate up to $75 for the purchase of a select Energy Star Most Efficient Refrigerator, pay you $50 for your old working unit, plus remove it from curbside or your garage, (contactless pickup).

Check their website for more details on these program and rebates:

Do your part to protect the Earth: Reduce, Reuse, & Recycle


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