Bureau of Sustainability

Bureau of Sustainability

It is time once again for the spring cleanup of your yard, so remember to first check with your municipal public works department to learn what types of yard waste (branches, leaves, brush, etc.) are acceptable in your local yard waste recycling program, if available. It is also important to know your municipality’s requirements on how yard waste should be prepared – loose at the curb versus bagged in biodegradable paper bags, acceptable branch length, possible need to secure branches in tied bundles, etc. Learn more about recycling at recycle.nj.gov.

Interesting Article - "Recycling changed drastically for one N.J. town.  Many more could follow." - https://www.nj.com/middlesex/2024/03/recycling-changed-drastically-for-one-nj-town-many-more-could-follow.html

Interesting Article - "Electronic waste has grown to record levels.  Here's why that's a huge problem" - https://www.cnn.com/2024/03/20/climate/electronic-waste-recycling-climate-un/index.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=cnn_LinkedIn-Newsletter


Interesting Article "Lawmakers eye making death more environmental through human composting" - https://newjerseymonitor.com/2024/04/02/lawmakers-eye-making-death-more-environmental-through-human-composting/ 

Recycling Fact of the Day - The paper recycling industry’s total economic impact in the United States is nearly $34 billion, and 154,000 jobs.  (source ISRI)

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