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Sustainable New Jersey and the Borough of Califon would like to provide some information on various recycling programs available in the area.

General Information OR 1-800-CLEANUP – nationwide public service providing information on recycling and the environment -  a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers. Membership is free.

United War Veterans Council – donate clothing, toys, household goods, knick knacks, tools, electronics, kitchenware, sporting goods, small furniture, appliances, books, baby items, miscellaneous:

The Lupus Foundation – donate clothing, toys, electronics, books, tools, jewelry, general household items:

Consignment Shops

  • Califon Consignment Boutique – women’s clothing
  • We Kids in Whitehouse Station – kid’s, men’s, and women’s clothing, toys, knick knacks
  • We Kids on Mine Street in Flemington
  • Little Ones Re-Runs in Clinton – kid’s and women’s clothing, toys
  • Top o’ the Barn – kid’s, men’s, and women’s clothing, toys, knick knacks
  • Thrift Shop on Rt. 22 East Whitehouse Station


Many stores will recycle your old appliance when you purchase a new one.  Goodwill accepts working appliances.  Go to, or you can contact the Steel Recycling Institute to recycle them at

Athletic Shoes

One World Running will send still-wearable shoes to athletes in need in Africa, Latin America, and Haiti:  Nike’s Reuse-a-shoe program turns old shoes into playground and athletic flooring:




Donate wearable women’s business clothing to the nonprofit Dress for Success, which gives them to low-income women as they search for jobs:

Compact Fluorescent Bulbs (CFL)

Take them to an IKEA store for recycling:  You can also order a Sylvania RecyclePak:

Computers and Electronics

To find the most responsible recyclers, go to

Eye Glasses

Lions Club in Clinton has a donation box on Leigh Street

Foam Packing Peanuts

Take them to any UPS store or call the Plastic Loose Fill Producers Council to find a drop-off site: 1-800-828-2214.  For places to drop off foam blocks for recycling, contact the Alliance of Foam Packaging Recyclers: 1-410-451-8340 or

Ink and Toner Cartridges


Find a local used motor oil hotline:

Pet Food and Treats

Unopened bags of pet food and treats can be donated to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in North Branch:


Collective Good will refurbish your phone and sell it to someone in a developing country: Call to Protect reprograms cell phones to dial 911 and gives them to domestic violence victims:

Sheets, Blankets, and Towels

Old linens can be donated to St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare Center in North Branch: