Recycling is an important step towards Maplewood’s goals of becoming a greener place to live, work and play. Additionally, improving recycling help to reduce waste disposal costs. Following is a list of items to assist in improving everyone’s recycling efforts:
The Township of Maplewood's recycling center is located at 359 Boyden Avenue and is open to Maplewood residents only. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9am to 3pm, and Saturday from 9am to 12pm. The facility is for residential use only; commercial usage is not allowed at the recycling center.
For a list of acceptable recyclables please scroll down further. In addition to the items listed, the center accepts used motor oil, used cooking oil, air conditioners, washers, dryers, and electronic waste items (see description below), and all types of clothing and fabrics (wearable or damaged).
RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLING:
Curbside recycling will be collected EVERY Monday for the entire town.
If any of the following Holidays fall on a Monday: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, collections will be on the Tuesday after the Holiday. For any other Holiday (not listed) that falls on Monday, collections will remain on Monday. In order to ensure recyclable items are collected, please be sure to place
them curbside the evening before the scheduled collection.
All residential sources shall be allowed to place designated recyclable materials (other than used motor oil, lead acid batteries, household batteries, electronic waste, tires and textiles) at curbside in a manner and according to a schedule promulgated and published by the Township. Recyclables should be put in reusable containers, or clear plastic bags.
Designated recyclable materials may be placed at curbside no earlier than 5:00 p.m. on the day preceding collection and no later than 6:30 a.m. on the day of collection. Recycling receptacles must be removed from curbside on the day of collection no later than 7:00 p.m.
ACCEPTABLE ITEMS FOR CURBSIDE SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING:
PAPER AND CARDBOARD- FIBER MUST BE DRY & FREE OF FOOD DEBRIS/CONTAMINATION
- All Cardboard or Regular Paper without wax liners
- Brown Paper Shopping Bags
- Cardboard Boxes- excess amounts can be flattened and tied alongside garbage can
- Cartons- including empty juice and milk cartons
- Chipboard; including cereal boxes, pizza boxes, shoe boxes
- Junk Mail, Phone Books, Hard Cover Books and Paperback books
- Office Paper; including copier paper and printer paper
- Shredded paper must be in a clear bag
GLASS- ALL GLASS MUST BE EMPTY
- Food and Beverage containers- must be empty (Colors brown, clear and green)
METALS- ALL CANS MUST BE EMPTY
- Aluminum Foil and Food Containers Free of Food/liquids
- Food & Beverage Containers
PLASTICS- ALL PLASTICS MUST BE EMPTY
- Empty Prescription Bottles
- Plastic Film Stretch clear and colors accepted
- Plastic Cups/Plates free of Food Debris
• Plastics #1-#7 Accepted
- Styrofoam Food Containers (well rinsed)
- Rigid Plastics: including milk and soda crates, plastic flower pots, plastic drums, plastic coolers, plastic buckets, laundry baskets, empty garbage and recycling bins
MATERIALS NOT ACCEPTED:
- Construction Debris of Any Kind
- Medical Waste- none is accepted
- Motor Oil- or any other fluids, no empty containers can be accepted
- Tissue and Papers Towels with used food waste cannot be accepted.
- VHS cassettes or any type of electronics
- Wire of any kind- no coat hangers
- Used Utensils and Paper Plates
Printable List of Recyclable Items
PRIVATE ENTITY RECYCLING
All commercial or institutional sources shall enter into agreements or otherwise arrange for the disposal of designated recyclable materials by means of private disposal. In no event shall any commercial or institutional source leave recyclable materials at the curb, nor shall such recyclable materials be disposed of as part of the solid waste pickup.
2017 ELECTRONICS RECYCLING SCHEDULE
Electronic items will be accepted at the Recycling Center on the following days ONLY:
February 18th Maplewood Recycling Center
April 22nd South Orange Recycling Center
June 10th Maplewood Recycling Center
August 19th South Orange Recycling Center
October 7th Maplewood Recycling Center
December 16th South Orange Recycling Center
Electronic Items Accepted At the Recycling Center:
CRT TV's & Monitors Hard Drives
Microwaves, Toaster Ovens Metal Cased Audio
LCD, LED, & Plasma TV's Cable Boxes
LCD, LED Monitor's Printers, Toner Cartridges
Computers (desktop, laptop) Cell Phones, Pagers, Chargers
Servers, Modems, Routers Copy Machines, Fax Machines, Scanners
Audio & Video Equipment Rechargeable Batteries (Ni-Cad)
Electronic Items Not Accepted At the Recycling Center:
No Alkaline Batteries
No Household Hazardous Waste
No Materials Containing Liquids
No Radioactive materials
No PCB Containing Materials
No CDs, DVDs, VHS Tapes, or Cassette Tapes
No Light Bulbs (LED, CFL, Incandescent)
No Scavenged CRT TV's Monitors (containing broken glass or broken housing)
No Mercury Containing Devices (thermostats, medical devices, thermometers)
Hours: 8am to 12pm. Maplewood residents may also bring their electronics to South Orange on the collection days held in South Orange (300 Walton Rd.)
If you have any questions please call Maplewood DPW at 973-762-1175.
Printable Electronics Recycling Schedule
Scrap Metal Disposal
If you are in possession of scrap metal and are not sure how to safely dispose of it, take it to the Maplewood Recycling Center at 359 Boyden Avenue. If the item is too large or heavy for you to transport, please call the Maplewood Department of Public Works at 973-762-1175 to schedule a curbside pickup.
Cooking/Motor Oil, and Antifreeze
Pouring used cooking oil down your kitchen sink, or toilet, will lead to blockages in your plumbing system, as well as the Township’s sewer system. When a blockage happens, it could lead to sewage backing up into your, or a neighbors, home.
Used Clothing Drop-Off Shed
Recycle your used cooking oil at the Maplewood Recycling Center. There is a large container on premises in which you can easily dispose of your used cooking oil in a safe and eco-friendly method. We also recycle used motor oil, car batteries, and antifreeze at the public works yard.
Motor oil can be disposed of in a large yellow canister on premises, and antifreeze can be disposed of in a white container directly beside the motor oil canister. Car batteries and air conditioners can be placed on the sidewalk directly beside the white antifreeze container. If you should need assistance locating the canisters, or lifting an air conditioner, please call public works at 973-762-1175.
Please keep in mind the antifreeze, battery, and oil recycling services are drop-off only. This feature is for residential use only; commercial businesses are not permitted to dispose of any materials at the public works yard.
Used clothing is also accepted at the Recycling Center. Receipts are also available so that donated clothing can be claimed as a tax deduction.
Items Not Accepted: