Freehold Township, New Jersey helps the environment through its well-implemented recycling services. All of the information referenced in this article can be found at the township web site (link ).
Recycling is a big part of the community here in Freehold Township. It is pretty clear that most residents follow the recycling rules. On recycling days, you just have to look down the street to see recyclables in front of every house.
Residents can place recyclable items at curbside. This includes glass bottles and jars, aluminum cans, tin cans, #1/#2 plastic bottles, cardboard, and newspaper. However, many more items can be dropped off at the recycling drop-off center at the Department of Public Works facility (66 Jackson Mills Road). The full list of recyclable items that can be dropped off at the center can be found at the township web site.
The neighborhoods in Freehold Township are separated into recycling sectors. Items are collected every 2 weeks, by sector. Residents should place recyclable items curbside by 6:00 am. The recycling schedule and list of sectors can also be found at the township web site.
All recyclable items can be dropped off at the recycling drop-off center. The only requirement is to show proof of residency. A driver’s license is all you need.
My family takes recycling seriously. We collect recyclable bottles and cans in two big garbage cans. We stack newspapers and tie them up. We also break down cardboard boxes and tie them up as well. It’s very fulfilling to see how many items can be recycled. It’s important in my household, since we go through a lot of these items.
Our recycling center also gives back. They take the brush that people drop off, run it through the wood chipper, and make mulch. Freehold Township residents regularly pick up that mulch and use it in landscaping and gardens. Best of all, the mulch is free.
The recycling services in Freehold Township are so beneficial to the community and environment. I don’t understand why a town wouldn’t implement a recycling plan. If all towns did this, then the world would be a much nicer place to live in.
For more information, you can call the Recycling Department at (732) 294-2160. You can also visit their web site at: http://www.twp.freehold.nj.us/departments/Recycling/default.asp
Thanks for reading.
1. Township of Freehold, “Department of Recycling”, http://www.twp.freehold.nj.us/departments/Recycling/default.asp