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Department of Solid Waste Management

Mandated Recyclables


RESIDENTIAL SECTOR

  • Aluminum & tin cans

  • Glass containers

  • Newspapers

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

  • Leaves

  • Mixed paper (magazines, catalogs, junk mail and used writing paper)

  • Auto batteries

  • Motor oil

  • White goods

  • Tires

  • Televisions

  • Computers


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. Five-gallon pails may be disposed of through our Rigid Plastics Program and bottle caps should be disposed of within your regular garbage.

Many supermarkets (including Stop & Shop and ShopRite) and "big box" stores (including Wal-Mart, Target, Lowe's, Home Depot, J.C. Penney, and Sam's Club) have programs for plastic bag recycling, and will typically have a drop off box for plastic bags near main entrances.

For a list of businesses in your area where you may bring your plastic bags for recycling, click the plasticfilmrecycling.org link below and enter your area code in the search bar (Note: Stop & Shop does not appear in the plasticfilmrecycling.org listings, however all Stop & Shop locations participate in plastic bag recycling).

plasticfilmrecycling.org

For more information about plastic bag recycling in NJ, Click Here

Shredded office paper cannot be effectively sorted by the County’s Recyclable Materials Processing Facility, and therefore needs to be recycled separately in order to produce a marketable commodity. Separate collection also helps to avoid issues with paper contaminating the other materials being processed at the facility, which can lower overall quality and make recycling these materials more difficult.

For these reasons shredded office paper should NOT be placed with curbside single stream recyclables, and should instead be brought to the drop-off boxes located near Building 105 at the Southern Recycling Center or Building 68 at the Northern Recycling Center for recycling.

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

  • White goods

  • Tires

  • Televisions

  • Computers

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

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