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Department of Solid Waste Management

Mandated Recyclables


Recycling is mandatory in New Jersey since 1987 Recycling it's the law.


RESIDENTIAL SECTOR


  • Aluminum & tin cans
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  • Glass containers
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  • Newspaper
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  • Plastic beverage containers (PET & HDPE - where the neck is smaller than the body of the container)
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  • Leaves
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  • Mixed paper (magazines, catalogs, junk mail and used writing paper)
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  • Auto batteries
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  • Motor oil
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  • Appliances
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  • Tires
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  • Televisions
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  • Computers
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    ATTENTION RESIDENTS


    Please do not place PLASTIC BAGS, plastic five-gallon pails, or bottle caps with your single stream recyclables. These items are not recyclable and can be damaging to equipment at the County's processing facilities. to learn more click here.

    Five-gallon pails may be disposed of through our Rigid Plastics Program and for bottle caps research locally to find out if any schools or green teams are participating in a recycling program. to learn more about our Ridig Plastic Program click here.

    Shredded office paper cannot be effectively sorted by the County’s Recyclable Materials Processing Facility, and therefore needs to be recycled separately. Please do NOT place it with curbside single stream recyclables, bring it to the drop-off boxes located near Building 105 at the Southern Recycling Center or Building 68 at the Northern Recycling Center for recycling or attend one of our Document Shredding events.

    Thank you for your cooperation!

    COMMERCIAL, INDUSTRIAL AND INSTITUTIONAL SECTORS

    • Aluminum & tin cans

    • Glass containers

    • Newspapers

    • Plastic beverage containers (PET & HDPE - where the neck is smaller than the body of the container)

    • Cardboard

    • High grade office paper

    • Stumps

    • Tree trunks

    • Brush

    • Concrete

    • Cement blocks

    • Bricks

    • Asphalt

    • Ferrous scrap and non-ferrous scrap

    • Auto batteries

    • Motor oil

    • Appliances

    • Tires

    • Televisions

    • Computers

    ALL HOUSEHOLDS, BUSINESSES, SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS (AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS) ARE REQUIRED BY STATE LAW TO RECYCLE.

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    Additional materials may also be recycled by your municipality. Contact your town's municipal recycling coordinator for specific collection requirements.