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RECYCLING
711 Broad Street, Florence, New Jersey 08518
(609) 499-2525 Fax: (609) 499-1186


Thomas A. Sahol
Recycling Coordinator

The Florence Township Office of Recycling, under the direction of the Florence Township Recycling Coordinator, is responsible for ensuring that residents and businesses are Please recycle participating in recycling and that they are aware of the latest recycling information. The office promotes recycling throughout the year by bulk mailing of informational brochures, recycling calendars and by newspaper articles. Residents of Florence Township enjoy the convenience of curbside recycling which utilizes basic set-out methods. Single Stream Recycling is offered in the entire community using wheeled toter containers where it is possible to operate the collection vehicles.  Some areas of the township where the wheeled toter collection vehicles cannot operate utilize a 20 or 32 gallon round recycling container.  Regardless of the collection container being used, Single Stream Recycling allows glass, plastic, aluminum, tin & steel containers, paper, and cardboard all to go into the recycling container. 

Florence Township residents can now subscribe to important recycling information by submitting their email address to the Burlington County Recycling Office.  Residents that are added to the list will receive notices about recycling delays due to weather, schedule changes, updates about the new single stream program, etc. To add your email to the list, please send a message to:    recycle@co.burlington.nj.us


Recycling Notice
- Residents with the new wheeled recycle cart should be sure to place the cart at the curb facing the correct direction.  To protect the lid hinges during the process of mechanically emptying the container, please be sure the serial number is facing the street and the wheels are on the curb side.

Recycling Flyer / Guide

Recycle Schedule

Single Stream Recycling Information

Electronics Recycling

Recycling NJ Web Site

Burlington County Office of Recycling
Curbside Recycling
Municipal Collection
Municipal Drop-off
Occupational Training Center
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The hours of the Recycling Center are as follows:

Monday, Extended Hours - May 13th to October 31st Noon - 6:00pm

Tuesday, Wednesday

Closed

Thursday, Friday

Noon - 6:00 pm

Friday, Extended Hours - May 13th to October 31st

Friday: 8am - Noon

Saturday

9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday

Closed


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to send an e-mail to the county Recycling Center

Interesting Facts

If all Sunday newspapers were recycled, 500,000 trees could be saved from cutting.
Even if a national recycling rate of only 30% was achieved, that would save the equivalent of more than five billion (5,000,000,000) gallons of gasoline, reducing our dependence on foreign oil by 114 million (114,000,000) barrels.
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aluminum cans recycling Throwing away a single aluminum can, versus recycling it, is like pouring out six ounces of gasoline.

Why should we recycle toner cartridges?

What is it that we use almost on a daily basis, takes less then one day to produce from scratch and nearly 1000 years to disappear? It’s the toner cartridge that goes into the typical laser printer that we see in offices, factories and even at home. It takes approximately three quarts of oil to produce just one cartridge. A more graphic view of what is required is that the amount of oil consumed in the production of just seven months worth of cartridges is equivalent to the amount of oil spilled by the Exxon Valdez – 10.3 million gallons. Once manufactured, the end product takes 1000 years to breakdown in our landfills. This can be staggering when you consider that almost eight cartridges are thrown out every second of every day in the U.S. Returning them to the manufacturer, in many cases, results in them being shipped to third world countries, as TV news reports have recently shown. Some manufacturers no longer take the empty cartridges back. The picture doesn’t have to be as bleak as it appears. For almost 22 years, LASER SAVE has been working with New Jersey and New York area businesses and governmental entities collecting the empties for reuse, keeping them out of our landfills. Many communities and businesses have been utilizing LASER SAVE to remove the empty cartridges, as well as using them as their supplier. For more information, call LASER SAVE at 732-431-3339.


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Pacific Ocean

Staggering Amount of Trash Found on the High Seas.

A patch of garbage estimated to be twice the size of Texas is floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean approximately 1,000 miles northeast of Hawaii and is believed to be just one of five such large trash patches scattered throughout the world’s oceans.  While abandoned fishing gear, nets and fishing lines comprise part of this mess, a large percentage of the trash is plastic waste that got washed through storm drains found in towns and cities throughout the world and eventually made its way out to sea.  While the north Pacific garbage patch was first discovered twelve years ago, this situation was not recognized by the mainstream media as a significant environmental threat until somewhat recently.  The trash is floating in what is called a gyre, an area of heavy currents and slack winds that keep the trash swirling in a giant whirlpool.   

The north Pacific garbage patch is not only a blight on the marine environment, but it also poses a threat to marine life.  Researchers who have visited the site have found that some of the floatable plastic debris breaks down in the water into millions of fragments which are then ingested by fish that feed on plankton.  Besides the obvious danger this poses to wildlife, the floating debris can also absorb organic pollutants from seawater, including PCBs and DDT, which have toxic effects on organisms.  When the smaller fish are eaten by larger marine species, this toxic effect works it way up the food chain.  

Various non-profit organizations have been doing what they can to study the issue and devise solutions, but it will take the coordinated efforts of many, including government, to address this growing problem.  As was noted in the summer edition of “The New Jersey WasteWise Bulletin,” everyonecan do their part to combat this problem by making sure stormwater drains are clear of litter and other waste materials.

 

 

 

711 Broad Street  •  Florence, NJ 08518  •  609-499-2525
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