Gloucester Township is excited to introduce Recycle Coach, a user-friendly application designed to provide residents with important recycling information customized to their specific address. The app features a personalized garbage and recycling calendar, a database that explains what is and is NOT recyclable, as well as local disposal information for thousands of household items.
“As a community that is committed to recycling and sustainability, I am thrilled to announce that we now provide a resource that helps our residents recycle smarter,” says Mayor David R. Mayer. “Citizens are often unsure of exactly what can and cannot be put in their recycling carts, however, with Recycle Coach the answers will be right at their fingertips. It takes the speculation out of recycling allowing us to make more informed decisions about the disposal of household waste. For Gloucester Township, this can help increase recycling rates and decrease contamination in the community’s recycling stream.”
With Recycle Coach, residents can:
- Stay organized with the custom events calendar
- Receive collection reminders and real-time updates on service disruptions
- Become recycling experts with a comprehensive “What Goes Where?” search tool, including local disposal information and collection requirements for common and uncommon items
- Take the “What Type of Recycler Are You?” quiz for useful recycling tips and tricks
- Use the problem-reporting tool, equipped with geolocation, to notify municipal customer services about issues like missed collections
Residents will have access to Recycle Coach from their desktop computers, mobile devices, or through digital assistants such as Amazon Alexa and Google Home.
HOW TO RECYCLE
Recycling carts are collected every other week at curb side. Use your cart space wisely. Compress and flatten recyclables to maximize cart space. Cardboard must be broken down and placed vertically in cart so that the cart will empty properly. All recyclable material must fit in cart with the lid closed in order to be picked up. NO PLASTICS BAGS. All containers should be empty and rinsed and all recyclables must be kept as dry as possible. If you received a recycling cart, it must be used. Additional recycling material left outside recycling cart will be collected by a different truck. Any over-sized cardboard that cannot be broken down (remove bubble wrap, plastic bags & Styrofoam), call The GTMUA for a scheduled pick-up.
WHAT TO RECYCLE
Only recycling items listed below go into the recycling cart/container or the material will not be collected.
Glass: containers that were previously used for food or beverages. These containers may be clear, brown or green glass.
Metal: refers to aluminum, tin or bi-metal food and beverage containers.
Plastic: that only display the plastic class types #1 & #2 recycling triangle. These containers could have been used for food, juice, milk, soda and water; no loose lids.
Paper: newspaper and inserts, catalogs, chipboard (beer & soda cartons), cereal boxes, computer paper, envelopes, gift boxes, greeting cards, junk mail, magazines, office paper, paper toilet/towel rolls, phone books, text books (without hard covers) and work books. Also, all types of flattened- folded in half/cut down corrugated cardboard (put in cart vertically so cart will completely empty).
WHAT NOT TO PUT IN THE RECYCLING CART/BUCKET
- No grass, leaves, brush, batteries, electronics, construction debris, diapers, pizza boxes, Styrofoam, vinyl, food, pet waste, liquids or trash of any kind.
- NO PLASTICS BAGS: DO NOT put plastic bags in your recycling cart/bucket.
- DO NOT BAG RECYCLABLES. Plastic bags are the worst contaminant in the recycling stream. Return plastic bags to retailers or dispose of with your household trash.
These items are to be thrown out with your household trash:
Glass: auto glass, ceramics, drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors and light bulbs.
Metal: aerosol cans, coat hangers, paint cans, pots, pans or scrap metals.
Plastic: anti-freeze or auto oil containers, bubble wrap, children’s toys, flower pots, laundry baskets/buckets, lids, microwave food trays, plastic bags, plastic plates or utensils.
Paper: foil or wax coated cardboard (ice cream containers and frozen juice cartons, frozen dinner boxes), hard cover books, napkins, paper cups, pizza boxes, plates, shredded paper, tissues, towels and wrapping paper.
RECYCLING CONTAINERS: Multi-family properties that need an additional 96-gallon recycling cart should call the GTMUA at 856-227-5665. Carts are only available through the GTMUA. All carts are the property of Gloucester Township and must be left at your house if you move. Recycling carts used for any other purpose other than recycling will be confiscated. Please, do not put any markings on your cart as it is Township property; each cart has an identification number and a RFID tag which will correspond with your address.
ACCESS RECYCLE COACH
(For Desktop Users)