SUMMIT, NJ - 'Green Summit' has begun two recycling initiatives -- 'Wands for Wildlife' and 'Gift Cards for Recycling' -- that center on "hard to recycle" items. Each program will run through January of 2020.

'Wands for Wildlife' will see the group collect clean and dry mascara wands, which will then be reused by North Carolina-based nonprofit Appalachian Wildlife Refuge to help remove fly eggs and larva from the fur of animals.

Green Summit is also collecting used gift cards and rigid-type plastic cards, which will be recycled by an Ohio-based company to creating 100% recycled plastic cards for use by retail stores and hotels.

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Collection bins are located in the foyer of Wisner House at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, with donation drop-offs accepted between 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Reeves-­Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue.

For further information, or to make a larger-scale donation, visit

Green Summit is a volunteer independent community group that aims to educate the community about sustainable living and make Summit a healthier, "greener" place to call home.