Recycling Resources

Online Resources

The following websites offer helpful information on reducing, reusing, and recycling:

  • Earth911 offers useful information about the environment including topics such as reuse, recycling, hazardous waste disposal, composting, and state and local programs.
  • Freecycle is an easy way to exchange still-useful items that are no longer wanted or needed with others who can use them. You can either put your items on the list for others, or find items that you need. Membership is free, the service is free, and the site is secure.
  • National Recycling Coalition is the largest national nonprofit organization devoted to the advancement of recycling, waste prevention, composting and reuse. The site offers information and news on a local, national and global basis.
  • New Jersey State Department of Environmental Protection keeps up with the latest in recycling news and information. There are links here to find out more about recycling programs and seminars, contests, and everything else on recycling in New Jersey, including electronics recycling. There are also lists of recyclable materials, Recycling Coordinators and programs by County, economic benefits, educational resources, and electronic waste recycling.
  • Recycle City is a part of the US Environmental Protection Agency site that gives younger children the opportunity to learn more about recycling through online games and activities.
  • Teacher Resources - Learning Express provides an introduction to the problem of global waste management and sustainable living, and offers some possible solutions. You’ll find links to various online tools and games for teaching and assessing student understanding. Online tools help you customize information to relate to students appropriately, based on grade level.
  • US Environmental Protection Agency offers additional links to national information on reusing, reducing and recycling.
  • Yellow Pages Goes Green lets you register to “opt out” of receiving bulky telephone books.

Area Resources

Essex County Utilities Authority contains information on recycling specifically for Essex County residents. Contact the authority at:

The Leroy F. Smith Jr. Public Safety Building
60 Nelson Place
6th Floor
Newark, NJ07102
Telephone: 973-792-9060
Fax. 973-792-9066