Friends of the East Brunswick Environmental Commission

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Green Q&A

 

I want to start composting but need more information and a bin.    Check out information on how to compost, and where to get bins from Middlesex county and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.                      Compost bins

Recycling in Middlesex county  

Worm composting video

Where can I get non toxic and environmentally friendly household and yard products?  At LBWP Headquarters at 85 Washington Ave. in Milltown.  Saturday (starting Feb. 5th) between 10AM and Noon. Fertilizers, plant food, home cleaning and other items, which are non toxic.  More information on the Lawrence Brook Watershed Partnership web site

 Where can I get biodegrade kitchen ware ?    Locally you can try "staples". They recently introduced green products in their stores. For online purchase try "Green Paper Products". You see a display of sample products at Green Option events.      Green Paper Products web site

How should I dispose of used batteries ?    You can find information on recycling batteries in a guide published by Middlesex county - The Homeowners Guide to Proper Houshols Battery Management click here.  For collection dates for household hazardous waste click hee.

Batteries Plus (East Brunswick location) recycles batteries and many portable electronics. Recycling of batteries reduces waste in our landfills, stops harmful chemicals from contaminating soil and water, and preserves our environment by decreasing the need for new raw materials from the Earth. We lead by example by recycling the majority of the batteries we sell. Not only do we recycle to protect our environment, we support retail and business customers alike by keeping them in full compliance with federal, state, municipal, EPA and DOT regulations governing the disposal and recycling of spent batteries and select electronics.

Idling gets you nowhere   145 million passenger vehicles idling for 5 minutes a day burns approximately four million gallons of gasoline. Multiply 4 million gallons times $4/gallon and you’ve got a number that’s, well, just plain "fuelish." Idling your car is like burning money. Vehicle idling does much more than strain our budgets. It threatens our health. Children, seniors, and those with respiratory problems are particularly susceptible to coughing and asthma attacks, bronchitis, lung and heart problems, and cancer.  Read more 

Read A letter to EB parents

Sign a pledge to protect our children's health and our town's air quality

  If you fish, please read - Recycling fishing line  Most monofilament line is non-biodegradable and may last up to 600 years. Unfortunately, fishing line cannot be put into our household recycling bins. Because it is thin and often clear, it is very difficult for fish, crustaceans, birds and animals to see, and they can easily brush up against it and become entangled in it. Once entangled, they may become injured, drown, get strangled or starve to death. If you fish in EB, you can now recycle used fishing line. Read more

Why Should I Bicycle to Work? Bicycling to work not only benefits our environment, but our personal health as well. Dependence on the automobile harms our planet and can create unnecessary stress in our lives. Choosing an alternative form of transportation, like the bicycle, can help to improve pollution, traffic congestion, and safety concerns. It even saves you money!  May is Bike to Work Month  Read more

 I am interested in clean energy...  New Jersey's Clean Energy Program is a statewide program that offers financial incentives, programs and services for New Jersey residents, business owners and local governments to help them save energy, money and the environment.   Read more 

Read about PSE&G Renewl Energy Programs