News from the Bordentown Township
Eco-Friendly Salt Alternatives for Melting Ice and Snow
Bordentown Township’s Environmental Commission offers eco-friendly salt alternatives for melting ice and snow. Read these environmentally-friendly ice melt alternatives that are kinder to the environment.
Flocked trees are trees that artificial snow, or other covering, is applied to the tree for a winter appearance. Flocked trees are environmentally unfriendly and cannot be composted, therefore must go to the landfill. Please be advised that flocking includes fire retardants that are environmentally unfriendly. If you really like flocking, it is a better practice to add flock to an artificial tree.
Additionally, please note that Christmas Tree Collection occurs all of January. There is no need to call for pick-ups. Simply place your tree at the curb. The Township will collect flocked and non-flocked trees. Flocked trees cost the township landfill fees to dispose of.
The Environmental Commission appreciates your concern for the environment.
Eco-Friendly Gift Wrapping Tips
We all have good intentions while wrapping presents for our friends and family during the holidays. But in the end, we often end up with a big bag of trash. If the wrapping paper is covered in tape, glitter, ribbon, or foil, it can’t be recycled. It is estimated that the U.S. produces 4.6 million tons of wrapping paper every year and half of it ends up in landfills! Luckily there are a few alternatives to lower your waste this holiday season:
- Repurpose newspaper, children’s artwork, or magazines.
- Choose to purchase wrapping paper made of recycled paper.
- Choose wrapping paper that can be recycled.
- Remove ribbons, bows, excess tape, and glue before recycling.
- Try tins, gift boxes, or baskets that can be reused.