Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Construction Sites and Recycling

A typical sight in Princeton is a construction dumpster full of recyclable items headed for the landfill. This one's at Westminster Choir College, but it could be most anywhere that construction projects are running behind schedule and no one takes the time to sort out recyclables.

It would be nice to think that all the cardboard, paper and scrap metal is sorted out at the transfer station, but I doubt that's the case.

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Money For Old Refrigerators

You can now get paid $30 for your old (still working) refrigerator, and have it taken away for free. The NJ Board of Public Utilities just started the program, which works something like the federal cash-for-clunkers program and is designed to get inefficient older refrigerators out of people's houses and safely recycled.

Wonder if there will be a similar program for all of us codglings when we get old and inefficient, ala Monty Python.

More information at:
http://www.njcleanenergy.com/residential/programs/refrigerator-freezer-recycling-program. "Call 877-270-3520 to schedule a free pick up of your old refrigerator or freezer."