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Recycling

Curbside Recycling

Curbside recycling in Ewing Township is handled by the Mercer County Improvement Authority, located at www.mcianj.org. Most questions regarding curbside recyclables can be answered by visiting their site. MCIA maintains a quality FAQ as well as a list of items that can and cannot be recycled at the curb.  If you need to contact by phone please call 609-394-0100.

  • For missed recycling collection call 609-278-8086. or submit electronically - http://www.mcianj.org/content/119/137/default.aspx.  
  • Replacement buckets may be picked up at Department of Public Works, Waste Drop Off Convenience Center, located at 136 Scotch Road.  Please call first to ensure availability.  (609- 882-3382).  Buckets are also available to all Mercer County residents at Mercer County Connections, Route 33, Acme Shopping Center in Hamilton.  Please call 609.890.9800 for bucket availability.  

Ewing Recycling Programs

Ewing Township also offers some of its own recycling programs, including residential brush drop-off and electronics recycling. Brush can be dropped off at the lot on Jack Stephen Way, off of Parkway Avenue and adjacent to the Naval Jet Propulsion Center. Electronics can no longer be placed out for curbside garbage pick up, but can be dropped off for recycling at the Department of Public Works, Waste Drop Off Convenience Center, located at 136 Scotch Road. More information regarding electronics recycling in New Jersey can be found at E-Cycle New Jersey.

For more information about what can be recycled in our area please see the Ewing Green Team's Ewing Recycles website.  

Ewing Shred Days

Ewing Township also hosts bi-annual Shred Day events. These free events are for Township residents only and provide a completely safe and secure way to clean out old checks, bills, and any confidential documents that need proper disposal.

Materials from businesses are not accepted and Ewing residents will be required to provide Proof of Residency. Because this is an extremely popular program please be prepared to spend a few minutes waiting in line. The events take place rain or shine.
 
These events are held at the Municipal Complex located at 2 Jake Garzio Drive from 9:00am until 1:00pm.  The 2017 dates are Saturday April 22nd and October 21st.  Watch for our ads in the Ewing Observer and check our press releases for reminders about the events.  You can also check the Twp. Calendar for upcoming dates.  

Mercer County Recycling Programs

The Mercer County Improvement Authority manages the curbside recycling program to ensure a cleaner and safer environment as well as Household Hazardous Waste, Electronic Waste and Shredding Events conducted periodically throughout the year.  These events allow residents to dispose of materials that are not collected curbside.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection and Electronics Recycling Events

The Mercer County Improvement Authority sponsors three Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Events for residents annually.  They are held at the Dempster Fire School in Lawrence Township at 350 Lawrence Station Road, Lawrenceville, NJ, 08648.  Residents can bring used motor oil, aerosol cans, antifreeze, paint, flammables and other household chemical waste for proper disposal.  Electronic Waste, including computers, printers, copiers, fax machines, stereos, televisions, and microwaves is also collected at these events.  2017 Flyer

Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding Events

Two additional Electronic Waste and Shredding events are held in the parking lot across from the County Administration Building at 640 South Broad Street in Trenton.  Residents may bring used electronics, including computers, televisions, and printers.  These products are collected and sent to a recycling facility for processing.  2017 Flyer

Restrictions

These events are for residents only, no commercial businesses, and proof of residency is required (Driver’s License).  For more information call (609) 278-8086 or visit www.mcianj.org.

What Do I Do With …?

CLICK HERE for a Recycling Guide

 

The following is an item by item list of some of the items we most often receive questions about. Not sure what to do with it? Check here!

Batteries
Alkaline batteries, (dry cell) , AAA, AA, A, C, D & 9 volt are to be placed in the garbage with your regular household refuse.

Car & Boat (wet cell) batteries
Check with local repair facilities to see if they accept or turn it in when you get a new battery. Otherwise, take to Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day.

Rechargeable batteries (watch, cell phone)
Batteries less than 2 lbs. can be disposed of at locations such as Ewing Recreation Building, Radio Shack, Lowe’s, Home Depot, Sears. Look for the drop off container.

Bubble Wrap
Dispose with your regular household refuse or call a local shipping outlet to see if they will accept. DO NOT RECYCLE.

Cell Phones
A drop off container is located in the Township lobby or the Ewing Recreation Building. All related equipment is accepted including batteries and chargers.

Computers
Recycle them at Ewing Recreation Building located at 136 Scotch Rd or one of the Mercer County Electronics Waste Days.

Electronics
Residents may drop them off at 136 Scotch Rd or wait to dispose of them through the Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day or the Electronic Disposal Day.

Fluorescent Bulbs
Dispose through the Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day.

Insecticides, Insect Repellents
Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day.

Latex Paint
Latex paint is to be placed in the garbage with your regular household refuse. Remove lids, air dry the cans or fill with sand or kitty litter prior to placing out for garbage collection. DO NOT RECYCLE.

Paint
Enamel or oil based paint, paint thinners and turpentine, are to be taken to the Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day.

Pesticides
Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day.

Pizza Boxes
Dispose with your regular household refuse. DO NOT RECYCLE.

Plastic Flower Pots and Flower Flats
Return to the place of purchase or place with your regular household refuse. DO NOT RECYCLE.

Pool Chemicals
Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day.

Scrap Metal
Refer to the Yellow Pages for local scrap metal yards or you may drop it off at our Residential Convenience Center located at 136 Scotch Rd.

Take Out Containers
Plastic, Styrofoam, cardboard (pizza boxes included) are to be disposed through your regular household refuse. DO NOT RECYCLE.

Televisions
Residents may drop them off at 136 Scotch rd or dispose of them through the Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day or the Electronic Disposal Day.

Tires
For a $2.00/tire charge, tires off the rim can be taken to the Ewing Recreation Maintenance Building, located at 136 Scotch Rd (please call for appointment) (609) 883-2902.

Used Motor Oil
Used motor oil can also be taken to the Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day.

VCRs
Dispose through the Mercer County Household Chemical Waste Disposal Day or the Electronic Disposal Day. Residents may also drop them off at 136 Scotch Rd.

Still not sure?
For items you think might be recyclable at the curbside, you can contact MCIA at (609) 278-8086. For most items on this list, as well as any item you wouldn’t expect to be placed curbside, please contact us at (609) 882-3382.

Public Works Manager
Angelo Capuano
p: (609) 882-3382 x6410
f: (609) 882-0379

Division of Parks & Recreation
Tom Elder, Division Superintendent
p: (609) 882-3382
f: (609) 882-0379

Division of Buildings & Grounds
f: (609) 882-0379

Mailing Address
Department of Public Works
Township of Ewing
136 Scotch Road
Ewing, NJ 08628
 
Convenience Centers - Hours

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off):

M-F: 7:30am - 2:30pm
Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm

Closed on Township Holidays and periodic closings for mulching and cleanups.  (look for website notices)

Scotch Road (Public Works):
Bulk and Electronic Items
M-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Closed on Township Holidays
 

Municipal Building: 
2 Jake Garzio Drive
Ewing, NJ 08628
 
(609) 883-2900 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Senior & Community Center: 
999 Lower Ferry Road 
Ewing, NJ 08628 
(609) 883-1776 
 M-F: 8:30am - 4:30pm

Jack Stephan Way (Brush Drop-off): 
M-F: 7:30am - 2:30pm 
 Sat: 7:30am - 2:30pm

Scotch Road (Public Works): 
Bulk and Electronic Items 
M-F: 7:00am - 3:00pm 
 Sat: 7:00am - 2:30pm

Ewing Animal Shelter 
4 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 771-8076

Ewing Police 
2 Jake Garzio Drive 
 (609) 882-1313

Ewing Branch Library 
61 Scotch Road 
 (609) 882-3130

Rental Property Concern Hotline: 
 (609) 323-1177

Ewing Public Schools 
2099 Pennington Road
Ewing, NJ 08618
P: (609) 538-9800
F: (609) 538-0041

Weather Central 
Courtesy of PHVFC 
phvfc.org/Weather.html


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