East Windsor To Host This Year's Recycling Day at Home Depot
The event will allow residents to recycle used goods and purchase eco-friendly ones
East Windsor residents looking to live a little “greener” should head to Home Depot on October 6, where they can not only recycle their refuse responsibly, but also purchase environmentally friendly items for their homes.
Township Mayor Janice Mironov announced, in partnership with the East Windsor Clean Communities Committee, she and the township council will hold Recycling Day at the new location on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Home Depot will provide use of its business site and staff to assist with the event, as well as host a table where they will provide information about and sell green products for the home such as energy efficient light bulbs, backyard composters, and green cleaning products.
“This year’s event represents a unique partnership between local government and local business to focus on and provide services to help green our community,” Mironov said.
Free document shredding will be available to East Windsor residents to dispose of unwanted and unneeded documents. There is a limit of ten boxes per household, and no commercial entities will be permitted.
“This is a great opportunity for Township residents to dispose of old or confidential documents in a secure manner,” Mironov said. “Document shredding provides a non-recoverable tool for providing confidentiality and protecting against identify theft.”
The Township will also accept used electronics, including computers and computer equipment, for disposal in a “green” manner.
Residents can drop off any desktop or laptop computers, monitors, printers, scanners, hard drives, keyboards, mice, speakers, cords and cables, ink and toner cartridges, and software. Individuals are responsible for removing data from hard drives and other storage media before donating them.
Those who are unable to attend the event can drop off computer equipment Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., excluding holidays, at the Township public works facility located at the corner of Ward Street and Etra Road.
Residents can also drop off and dispose of cell phones and toner cartridges, as well as fluorescent bulbs.
The East Windsor Lions Club will be on-site collecting used eye glasses, which are cleaned and distributed for use to those in need.
The Rescue Mission of Trenton will collect used furniture, clothing, blankets, and working appliances and household electronics.
All donated items should be in usable condition, and clothing should be brought in plastic bags. Charitable donation receipts will be provided.
Mironov said during last week’s Spotlight East Windsor broadcast that the recycling event is also a means to keeping the “green” in taxpayers’ pockets.
She said since recycled items do not enter the waste stream, the Township does not have to pay for trucks to collect the items, take them to tipping stations, and pay the standard tipping fee.
“The recycling is just–and I say this all the time–it’s a great way to green the environment, it’s a tremendous way to share with other people…, and it’s also a great way to reduce your tax bill…” Mironov said.
For further information regarding the event, contact 443-4000, ext. 215.