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Site developed by Carol Harpster (Stateline Associates).

A special thank you to Megan Giulianelli for her beautiful photographs and to our friends at Maplewoodisgreen for their invaluable content and help.

Getting Started is Easy - Just RRR!

Reduce
The first critical step is reducing waste.
Here are some simple tips:
  • Replace disposables with reusable items (rechargeable batteries, razors, refillable ink cartridges, etc).
  • Buy used - freecycling days, Craig's list and online re-sellers are great resources.
  • Use your own shopping bags.
  • Opt out of junk mail - click here to learn how!
  • Pack a waste-free lunch and use a refillable, reusable travel mug.
  • Walk or take public transportation.
  • Turn off lights and appliances when not in use.
Reuse
  • ​​Shop at garage sales.
  • Use reusable products such as plates, cups, shopping bags, cloth napkins, beverage and food containers, etc.
  • Buy, sell or swap!
  • Use your local library to borrow books, media and other items.
Recycle
  • Recycle at home - remember, Glen Ridge is single stream so only one container is needed!
  • Support sustainable packaging.
  • Recycle batteries, light bulbs, cell phones and unusable electronic equipment.
  • Support and purchase green paper and items made with recycled content.
  • Recycle grass clippings - they are great for your lawn.
  • Start a compost pile.
  • Properly dispose of hazardous waste. Check the Municipal calendar for county-sponsored electronic and hazardous waste collection days.