& Recycling Tips
- Reduce, reuse and recycle materials whenever possible
to create less waste, which could end up on our streets
and contribute to stormwater pollution.
- Pick up trash and litter on your property and put
it in the trash. Always use a public trash can for
trash in public areas. Recycle any reusable materials,
especially cans, bottles and paper. NEVER throw litter
and debris directly into storm drains. Such debris
can wash into waterways and onto beaches, and clogged
drains can cause street flooding and traffic congestion.
- Always put your cigarette butts in ashtrays or
solid garbage cans, not on the streets. Remember,
our parks, playgrounds and beaches are not ashtrays.
When an ashtray or garbage can are not available,
store extinguished butts in your cigarette pack until
you find a proper receptacle.
- Empty automobile ashtrays into the trash, not out
your car window or directly on the ground. Proper
disposal will help keep our waterways clean and minimize
the risk of fires.
- Make sure to properly dispose of leftover household
chemicals, paints and automotive fluids. These leftover
chemicals should never be thrown away. Take them to
a household hazardous waste collection center where
they can be recycled. To find a center near you, visit www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw/rrtp/hhwcps.htm