Hillsborough Mayor Shawn Lipani, right, and Hillsborough Environmental Programs Director and Certified Recycling Coordinator Mike Carr weigh the first batch of many plastic bags donated to the Township of Township Plastic Bag Recycling Community Challenge Hillsborough.
The weigh-in marked the start of a new sustainability awareness campaign called ‘Litter Did You Know’.
Trex Company will reuse the bags collected in environmentally friendly composite balustrades and outdoor decks, according to information provided by the township.
If Hillsborough can collect 500 pounds of cling film and bags by February 1, 2022, Trex Company will provide the Township of Hillsborough with a free high-performance composite park bench, the statement said.
There are three collection bins located throughout the municipal building on South Branch Road. Only leave empty, clean and dry bags.
Any youth-serving organizations or clubs who wish to volunteer to weigh, register, and distribute bags to local recycling partners can contact the Social Services Department at 908-369-3880 to schedule an hour.