Recycling News Flash


Attention Maplewood Residents

The recycling industry is experiencing high levels of contamination (trash) in the recycling material that it is receiving from municipalities. This is coming at a time when the requirements for the quality of recyclables (clean recycling) are increasing, due to new policies in China. These policies have banned twenty-four types of materials and include strict quality standards.

When non-recyclable items (contamination) end up in your recycling loads, they have the potential to turn the entire load into trash, increasing the contamination level and processing costs for the township. Please help us in doing our part to reduce the level of contaminants in Maplewood’s recycling by following the guidelines for new recycling standards.

Please visit the following link for guidelines on what is acceptable under these new recycling standards: