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Holiday Waste: What Can and Cannot Be Recycled

Household waste in the United States increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day—and so goes for Cumberland County. And influx of recycled materials consistently spikes this time of year at our Solid Waste Complex—and while commitment to recycling is...

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The Pros and Cons of Natural vs. Artificial Trees

Did you know the first artificial tree was made by a toilet brush company? Kind of makes sense when you think about it. The Addis Brush company first manufactured Christmas trees in the 1930s—and the concept still stands today. But which is best? All-natural or...

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Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap for the Most Wasteful Time of Year

Ah, the holidays—the most wasteful time of year. Every year, 4 million pounds of wrapping paper is produced. And just to put that into perspective—that’s enough to cover nearly 6,000 football fields. Seldom is wrapping paper ever reused, so it’s one-and-done, and...

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10 Items You’re Recycling That You Should Throw Away

Have you ever been stumped over whether an item is recyclable or not? We’ve compiled the top ten items often mistaken for potential reuse—and some of them are surprising. 1. Pizza boxes—a delivery boy drops off a pizza on Friday night. Half cheese, half pepperoni,...

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New Food Center to Bring Jobs, More Businesses

Millville, New Jersey. October 27, 2017 State, regional and local officials came together yesterday to celebrate the development of the Cumberland County Improvement Authority $9.2 million initiative that will result in a Food Specialization Center in Bridgeton, New...

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The E-Waste Epidemic

We live in a world of the automatic update. And as technology continues to evolve at a much faster rate than ever before in existence, electronics are obsolete before the life of these gadgets give way. Electronic waste is sweeping the nation by storm—and this rain...

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3 Ways to Save Green & Go Green this Halloween

Last year alone, Americans spent more than $8.4 billion dollars on Halloween costumes, decorations, and candy. And what much of that spending leaves is waste, even right here in Cumberland County. From candy wrappers to plastic trick or treat bags, a lot of that money...

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