Crayon Recycling

The 15th Crayon

15th Annual Crayon Recycling Contest

The Hudson County Improvement Authority’s 15th Annual Crayon Recycling Contest is taking place from Monday, November 14, 2016 through Friday, December 16, 2016.

How does it work?
The Crayon Recycling Contest is open to all schools throughout Hudson County.

Why Recycle Crayons?

  • More than 12 million crayons are produced daily which is equal to 60 tons of crayons.
  • Crayons are a petroleum-based product and take many years to biodegrade.
  • Crayon recycling is an innovative and fun way to preserve landfill space.

How does a Crayon become a "Crazy Crayons"

  • Used crayons arrive at the Crazy Crayon workshop and are melted down, strained, sterilized and hand poured into different shapes and sizes to become non-toxic reusable crayons!

Did You Know?

  • Since the program’s inception, Hudson County schools have recycled more than 16 tons of crayons!

Questions or More Information?

  • Please contact Yesenia Perez at (201) 324-6222, ext. 3225 or Mary-Ellen Gilpin at (201) 324-6222, ext. 3210.