PHONE BOOK RECYCLING- A container is available at the Municipal Building located at 100 Port Murray Road (lower level) for phone book recycling. Phone books can be placed in the same container as cardboard and paper. Container is open 24/7.
The following materials are accepted at the Depot (1710 Route 57, Hackettstown) the second Saturday of every month 8:00 am to noon: Glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin & bimetal cans, plastics (#1 – #5) and #7, newspapers (bundled w/ twine).
There is also a roll off container located at 100 Port Murray Rd (lower lever by Police Dept.) for paper and cardboard grade materials. Open 24/7. The following materials are accepted: (items do not have to be bundled and tied) Newspapers, comics, colored food and store add inserts, TV and magazine sections, junk mail, glossy coupons, cardboard, cereal boxes, frozen food boxes, shoe and gift boxes, cores (paper towel & toilet paper rolls), phone books, soft and hard bound books, office paper, brown bags and plastic bags filled with paper.
HOUSEHOLD BATTERIES: Rechargeable Batteries can be recycled at the Mansfield Municipal Building. A drop box is located on the second floor – Administrative Office hallway. Rechargeable batteries include Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Nickel Zinc (Ni-Zn), and Small Sealed Lead (pb). There is also a collection barrel at the Warren County District Landfill, Monday thru Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., and Saturday 7:00 a.m. – 11:00. Non-Rechargeable Batteries (alkaline dry cell batteries) such as AA, AAA, C, D and 9 volt no longer contain mercury or hazardous components and therefore may be disposed of in your regular household trash.
CELL PHONES: Cell phones can be recycled at the Mansfield Municipal Building, second floor – Administrative Office hallway. We accept any size, make, model, digital or analog, with or without battery. Cell phone accessories are not accepted.
Please help keep our community clean – RECYCLE.
Plastic Nursery Pots, Plug Tray, and Flats: A new opportunity exists that will enable farmers to recycle nursery pots, plastic flats, trays and Cell packs. The cost of disposing of HDPE #2 nursery pots weighing 20,000 pounds can be up to $ 580 at a landfill. Plastic recyclers are looking for these materials and offering to pay for the scrap.
Each type of plastic is to be segregated on separate pallets. Most of the plastic has a code stamped on it (#6 keynotes polystyrene, #5 polypropylene, and #2 HDPE). All plastics, with the same code, regardless of size, style or color, can be placed on the same pallet. If the type of plastic cannot be identified, misc. items can be placed on a separate pallet with a notation stating – plastic needs to be sorted. Sorted plastics by types will receive a better price.
Some plastics recyclers will generally pick up half or full trailer loads of materials. For shipments of only a few pallets, the plastic recyclers will generally try to combine the pickup with another farmer in the area as a way to fill up the trailer.
In the end, the farmer will save landfill tipping fees which can run upwards of $100 per ton in NJ, they can generate $20-$100 per ton revenues by recycling and they will do their part to help NJ increase it recycling.