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Recycling

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:

 

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.

Recyclables should be put in reusable containers, or clear plastic bags, and placed at the curb the night before the scheduled recycling collection.

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

  • Magazines and Catalogs

  • Newspapers

  • 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

  • Ferrous metal cans

  • Food & Beverage Containers

  • Pots and Pans

  • Soda Cans

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

  • Plastic Trays

  • Styrofoam Food Containers (well rinsed)

  • Plastic Bags

  • 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:

  • Appliances

  • Batteries

  • Ceramics

  • Cement

  • Coat Hangers

  • Construction Debris of Any Kind

  • Electronics of any Kind

  • Food Waste
  • Garden Hoses

  • Hazardous Waste

  • Light Bulbs

  • Medical Waste- none is accepted

  • Microwave Trays

  • Mirrors and windows

  • Motor Oil- or any other fluids, no empty containers can be accepted

  • Paints or any chemicals

  • Propane Containers

  • Porcelain of any kind

  • Styrofoam Peanuts

  • 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

RECYCLING CENTER:
The Township of Maplewood also operates a recycling center located at 359 Boyden Ave. The facility 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 usage only.  Commercial usage is not allowed.

Items Accepted: All of the items listed above. Additionally, 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).

 

2016 ELECTRONICS RECYCLING SCHEDULE:

Electronic items can be brought to the Recycling Center on the following days ONLY:

DATE:                          LOCATION:
February 13th           Maplewood Recycling Center

March 12th               South Orange Recycling Center

May 14th                  Maplewood Recycling Center

June 11th                 South Orange Recycling Center

July 9th                    Maplewood Recycling Center

September 10th        South Orange Recycling Center

October 8th              Maplewood Recycling Center

December 17th         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.


Used Clothing Drop-Off Shed

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 Accepted
:

All clothing
Shoes
Sneakers
Belts
Purses
Blankets
Sheets
Pillowcases
Drapes
Stuffed Toys 

Items Not Accepted:

Rags
Fabric Scraps
Toys
Household Goods






574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Ph: (973) 762-8120