Friday, May 3, 2013
Here are some family activities you can do to foster environmentalism. Sponsored by Sony.
Very few events are celebrated around the globe, but Earth Day is. This year, it’s come and gone. But we’re here to ask: What can we do to show our love of the earth on that day, and every day? On May 31st, Sony will release After Earth, an action-packed movie that takes place 1,000 years after cataclysmic events forced humanity to leave. It’s the kind of scenario that makes you want to donate to Greenpeace, recycle everything, and start biking every where, immediately. So, in honor of Earth Day, Patch has teamed up with Sony to present these ideas for making every day Earth Day. How can we make every day Earth Day? Begin with little things. Easy things. Obvious things. Things we take for granted each day, and use and/or abuse because…
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Here is the East Brunswick guide to recycling all of your old things, from paper and glass to clothes and toys.
- GOING GREEN
Wednesday, February 27
Need to find a new home for old computers, toys your kids have outgrown, or paint you're not going to use? Here is our guide to getting stuff out of your basement and into all the right places—that is, everywhere but the landfill. Clothing: Cleaning out your closet gives you the opportunity to help others in need or maybe even make some extra cash. Here are a list of places to donate, sell and recycle unwanted items from your wardrobe. Toys: As your children get older and are gifted more toys, they outgrow certain playthings that can benefit less fortunate children. Consider donating to Toys for Tots, or go to www.donationtown.org or repurposenj to find out where you can bring your old toys. Electronics, Computers, Cellphones: Even though…
Sunday, December 23, 2012
Garbage and recycling collection has been rescheduled for Monday and Tuesday.
All municipal offices will be closed today (Monday) and Tuesday for the Christmas holiday, and that means a change in the garbage and recycling schedules. There will be no solid waste collected on Tuesday, Dec. 25. Instead, garbage collection will be the following day, Wednesday, Dec. 26. There will be no recycling on Tuesday for District 7, (the area near Route 18 and the Old Bridge Turnpike). Recycling will instead be collected on Saturday, Dec. 29. In addition, the recycling center is CLOSED on Monday and Tuesday. Follow Patch on Facebook. Visit www.facebook.com/EastBrunswickPatch and like us. You can also find us on Twitter at twitter.com/EBrunswickPatch.
Friday, November 9, 2012
The township is modifying its yard waste pick up schedule.
Because of the cleanup required from Hurricane Sandy, the township announced today that it will modify its yard waste pick up schedule. Bagged leaves, brush, limbs and wood will be picked up from your neighborhood along with your regularly scheduled recycling collection. Please place these items separately, not mixed, curbside. If you hire a contractor to remove a tree or large limb on your property, the contractor may dispose of the wood at the leaf composting facility on Edgeboro Road at no cost. Contact the Recycling Center at 732-432-6011 to schedule. Please be aware that the resulting cost savings for wood removal should be passed along to the homeowner, and you should not be charged for disposal. Please consult your recycling …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The county's Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day is July 15 in Old Bridge.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management is pleased to announce its Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Day scheduled for Sunday, July 15, at the Old Bridge Public Works, 1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Household hazardous wastes that are improperly disposed of are identified as a danger to children and animals, a potential cause of ground water and other environmental pollution and a potential threat to garbage collection crews. “This is a great service that we can provide for our residents to ensure that we protect their safety and care for the environment,” said Freeholder H. James Polos, chair of the County Public Safety and Health Committee. “I encourage residents to take advantage of this …
Friday, April 13, 2012
Bring your unwanted items to Crystal Springs, and leave them behind, or find a treasure of your own.
Bring your old tables and chairs, lawn mowers and furniture, and anything else you’ve been dying to get rid of, drop it off, and leave it behind…forever. The East Brunswick Friends of the Environmental Commission will hold its next Freecycling event on Sunday, April 29, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Crystal Springs parking lot. Freecycling is your chance to donate and recycle just about anything by bringing it to the Crystal Springs parking lot. While you’re there, if you see something that you like, you can take that home with you, like a trade! At the end of the day a vendor will take everything left over away and recycle it, with a portion of those profits being donated to the Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission. Click…
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Ultimate recycling event brought more than 700 people.
They carried in tables and chairs and bags of old clothes. Others maybe lugged in old computers or tools and maybe a bike. It didn’t matter what people brought, because it was all welcome Sunday during Freecycling, which invited people to bring their old, unwanted items, leave them, and pick and choose from something someone else brought to be discarded In other words, it was the ultimate recycling day. “The event was a huge success. We counted 258 cars attending, and with a likely average of about two to three people per car, that is somewhere between 500 and 750 people participating,” said David Moskowtiz of the East Brunswick Environmental commission. “We were able to keep literally tons of stuff out of the landfill. Virtually everybody…