For Immediate Release – April 18, 2019
MIDDLETOWN, NJ – In the spirit of Earth Month, the Middletown Green Team will be hosting a Spring Cleaning Recycling Event at the Middletown Recycling Center (52 Kanes Lane) on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00 AM to noon to help educate residents about recycling and how to cut down on waste.
This event will provide an opportunity for residents to “spring clean” by gathering any recyclable yard items they no longer use, such as grills, plastic lawn furniture, basketball hoops or metal car parts and drop them off at the Recycling Center. Examples of other items that residents can purge and recycle include old TVs (glass cannot be shattered), computers and any aluminum cans, glass or plastics (#s 1, 2, 5).
The Township is partnering with Second Chance Toys to collect plastic playhouses, and other gently-used plastic toys, that will be given to underprivileged children. Mayor Perry and the Township Committee, along with the Middletown Green Team and Department of Public Works, will be unveiling the Township’s new plastic toy collection trailer with a ribbon cutting at 9:00 AM. Please feel free to drop by and donate your plastic toys for a great cause! Visit www.middletownnj.org/toycollection for additional information.
Residents can also bring clean single-use plastic shopping bags to the Middletown Recycling Center. In an effort to help reduce the number of plastic bags in the recycling stream, Middletown Department of Public Works has partnered with the ShopRite located at Hwy 35 & Harmony Road to collect and repurpose plastic bags. When recycled properly, plastic bags are valuable and can be created into products such as decking, playground equipment and fences.
Many other stores in Middletown, including Stop & Shop and Target, also accept plastic bags free of charge. Collection bins are usually located near the store entrance.
For additional information about recycling in Middletown, visit www.middletownnj.org/recycling or download the free Recycle Coach app to quickly learn how to dispose of items properly and view your personalized garbage, recycling and bulk collection schedule. You can also call the Department of Public Works at 732-615-2109.