Recycling

Information regarding garbage collection, recycling, bulk collection, and other services can be found in the Borough Calendar below:

 

2021 Borough Calendar

2022 Borough Calendar

 

Recycling Schedule

Recycling will occur on the SAME weeks for both the east side and west side of the borough:

EAST side = Summit line to South St. (includes South St. even and Passaic St. odd numbered houses)

WEST side = Berkeley Heights line to South St. (includes South St. odd and Passaic St. even numbered houses)

EAST side collection will occur on Thursdays.  WEST side collections will occur on Fridays.

 

Saturday Recycling Drop Off

Public Works Yard
Located at 4 Park Place off of Commonwealth Avenue (next to Oakwood Park)

Recycling drop off at the Dept. of Public Works – electronics, appliances, metal, heavy plastic – 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, 9 AM – 1 PM .

The DPW Recycling Center is accepting packing Styrofoam during drop off days on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of each month. 

THEY ARE NOW ALSO ACCEPTING PLASTIC BAGS FOR RECYCLING AT THE DPW YARD THE 1st AND 3rd SAT. OF EACH MONTH.  PLEASE DO NOT PLACE PLASTIC BAGS IN REGULAR WEEKLY RECYCLING BINS.  THEY ARE NOT ACCEPTING BUBBLE WRAP OR PACKING MATERIALS (except packing styrofoam – see above).

Note: Due to the Coronavirus:

Recycling Center – Open with Restrictions

The Recycling Center is open with the following restrictions:

No one will be admitted to the DPW Facility without a mask.
Social distancing will be enforced.
DPW workers will not assist in removing recycling material from the vehicles
All vehicles will enter from the Park Place entrance and exit the driveway on Passaic Street

 

NOTICE – Recycling Regulation Changes:

The recycling industry  is experiencing high levels of contamination. This is coming at a time when the requirements for quality (clean recycling) are increasing due to new policies in China. These policies have banned twenty-four types of materials and include strict quality standards.  These significant changes are affecting the recycling industry world-wide.

When non-recyclable items (contamination) end up in recycling loads, they have the potential to turn the entire load into trash and increase processing costs resulting in contamination and/or additional service charges.  Please review the list below of recycling changes:

Don’t bag your recyclables. Plastic bags and film get tangled in the machinery.

Don’t include food-soiled items– they can turn an entire load of recycling into trash.

Don’t add sharp or dangerous materials like needles and electronics – they can cause injury to workers.

Don’ t toss in “tanglers” like rubber hoses and wires – they can shut down an entire recycling
center!

Don’t include bulky items like propane tanks or construction debris.

 

Our recycling company is now accepting #5 plastics! Plastic bottles and containers coded 1, 2 and 5 on the bottom can now be placed in your curbside recycling. Plastics, 3, 4, 6 and 7 should NOT be included in the curbside recycling containers – they can be thrown away in the regular garbage.

 

Check out the new Recycle Coach for detailed  recycling information and a downloadable app!

 

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