Recycling uses less energy, creating fewer toxins and reducing the carbon footprint into the environment. The Township of South Orange uses the single-stream recycling method, allowing all recyclable items to be placed in the same container without sorting.
There are 42 miles of roadway maintained by the DPW in addition to four county roads that run through the community.
The Sewer division of the department is responsible for managing 51 miles of sanitary sewers and 28 miles of storm sewers. Additionally there are also 1,050 catch basins maintained by the department.
The Shade Tree Division is responsible for trimming, removing, planting and caring for 10,000 shade trees in the public right of way and public parks. There is also approximately 75 acres of parkland maintained by the Department of Public Works.
As of January 1, 2017 the Village's water operations and water supply transferred to New Jersey American Water Company.
The DPW organizes seasonal collections of leaves and branches for our residents throughout the year. The department also responds to inclement weather conditions by salting, plowing, and clearing debris.
|Recycling Depot Hours for Resident Access|
Tuesday & Thursday 8am-4pm
Leaf Season will begin on October 23rd and go through December 6th. Leaves are only to be placed curbside when your street falls under an open zone on the Leaf Map (click). Please review the Seasonal Information tab on the top left margin of this page for all policies with regards to leaf pickup.
If you are on a county road you must contact the county for their procedures and schedule. (973) 239-3366
The typical Thursday collection will be altered for the week of Thanksgiving. During this week the recycling will be collected by Giordano on Saturday, November 25th. For missed collections you can contact Giordano at 800-216-2250 ext. 2.
As a reminder to residents plastic bags are not to be placed in recycling Toters due to recycling regulations. This includes foreign objects such as garden hoses, appliances, batteries, hazardous waste etc. Residents that fail to comply will have their pickups rejected by our processor and generate fees for the Township.