Padik Auto Parts, 423 Route 513, Califon, NJ accepts all automotive and light batteries (“wet” batteries). Put the batteries on the rack in the front of the store. The rack is always there so you can drop batteries off 24/7.
Cell Phones, Inkjet Cartridges, Laser Toner Cartridges
The High Bridge Elementary School’s Environmental Club is collecting used cell phones, inkjet and laser toner cartridges. The money raised will be used for environmental programs. Drop your used cartridges or cell phones at the Elementary School during school hours or at the High Bridge Library on Main Street during operating hours:
Mondays & Wednesdays: 10:00 a.m. – noon and 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. Fridays: 10:00 a.m. – noon and 3:00 – 7:00 p.m. Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Go in the back door of the Library and place the recyclable items in the marked collection box on the shelf to your left.
Clothing, Toys, Books and Household Items
Below is a list of some local places where you can donate these items.
- The Open Cupboard Thrift Shop located at 37 Old Highway 22, Clinton, NJ. For shop hours call 908-730-7320.
- The Fire Department’s a clothing box at 7 Maryland Avenue in High Bridge.
- Several churches in our area hold annual or twice-yearly rummage sales. Keep an eye out for signs or announcements.
Reminder: High Bridge has a Town-wide yard sale (usually held in May), which provides an opportunity for residents to sell items. For more information on the annual Town-Wide yard sale, check the Women’s Group page.
Compact Florescent Light Bulbs
The Raritan Township (Flemington) Home Depot recycles the spiral, energy-saving light bulbs (CFS’s, compact florescent light bulbs); they do not take the long, thin tube bulbs.
Eye glasses are collected by the Borough Environmental Committee and are sent to charitable organizations. Drop off eye glasses at the Borough Library during operating hours (see next item for hours).
The Environmental Committee continues to search for a vendor willing to provide a hard plastics recycling event for our Borough; check back for updates.
Household batteries are no longer recycled by the County due to new federal regulations. Household batteries may be safely disposed of in your regular trash; do not bring batteries to the Department of Public Works.
See Metal Recycling Page.
Oil & Hazardous Waste
Bring oil and hazardous waste to the Hunterdon County Hazardous Waste Clean-Up days. For more info go to the Hunterdon County Solid Waste and Recycling website or call 908-788-1110.
See Paint Recycling Page.
Plastic bags may be taken to the Clinton A&P or the Clinton ShopRite for recycling. You can also purchase cloth shopping bags from local stores such as Clinton Walmart, ShopRite or A&P. These bags can be used over and over again, reducing your need for plastic.
For more information on recycling other materials, go to Earth911.com.
UPS accepts Styrofoam peanuts and noodles. UPS is located at 1802 Route 31 North in Grayrock Plaza. The hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Sunday the store is closed. For information, call 908-638-3500 or visit the UPS store website directly.
Note: UPS no longer accepts large, solid pieces of Styrofoam.
U.S. Flags – Proper Disposal
You may bring your used U.S. flag to Borough Hall and the High Bridge American Legion Post 188 will see that it is properly disposed of; or
You can take the U.S. flag directly to the Flemington American Legion Post on Route 31. There is a flag collection box out front. Wrap the flag in a plastic bag in case the collection box is full and you need to leave the flag on top of the box.
At this time, wood cannot be recycled. You must cut it into no more than four-foot lengths and tie it in a bundle for garbage pickup. One 50-pound bundle counts as a bulk item. If you have large amounts of wood from a remodeling project, it must be taken to the Hunterdon County Transfer Station. Again the pieces must be no more than four feet in length. No creosote railroad ties are accepted.