Recycling

Recycling On The Job

While recycling at home may be old hat by now, it is important remember that those good habits need to be carried over to the workplace. Depending upon the type of work you do, much of the waste generated during your average work day can be recycled: Materials such as office paper, cartridges and ribbons for computers/printers/copiers/typewriters, corrugated cardboard, glass, metals, plastics, wood, construction and demolition materials, and yard waste. In addition to reducing waste, a comprehensive recycling program also can save your company money through reduced trash fees. The Monmouth County Recycling Staff is available to assist you with employee education initiatives through publications, resource listings, presentations, slide shows, and videos. Companies interested in starting or improving a recycling program can contact Monmouth County Recycling at 732-431-7460, or the Monmouth County Solid Waste Enforcement Team at 732-683-8686 ext. 5658.

Composting

Compost Site

The Monmouth County Recycling Office and the Monmouth County Park System have worked together to develop the Home Composting Demonstration Site, at Deep Cut Garden, Red Hill Road, Middletown. On display are composting units which are both commercially available and home-built so that you can choose the composting system that best suits you. Informational placards and literature tell visitors the unique features of each of the home composting systems on display. The facility also has educational displays and informational literature on backyard composting. Deep Cut Gardens is the horticultural education center of the Monmouth County Park System and is open daylight hours year round. Stop by with your family and friends! Call 732-671-6050 for more Information or go to the County Park System Web site.

The Monmouth County Recycling Office has trained 49 community volunteers from 27 communities on the benefits of backyard composting. Members of this seasoned group of gardeners and composters, known as Master Composters, are available throughout the county for educational programs on backyard programs. Programs range from home visits, talks and slide shows to demonstrations and school activities. Those interested in utilizing or joining the Master Composters should call the Recycling Office at 732-431-7460.

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