The law requires that everyone recycle either curbside by using the TOTER system or by bringing acceptable materials to the Recycling Center.  Please be advised this is not a facility for trash disposal.  Please obey the rules and regulations.  

The Recycling Center is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8AM to 4PM and Saturday from 8AM to 12 Noon.  You must arrive to the Recycling Center early enough to exit the gates prior to closing time.
The Recycling Center is closed on holidays.  Villagers will be required to provide proof of residency to enter the facility and no commercial vehicles/ rental trucks (U-Haul’s) will be permitted.  

Click here for information on the new Single Stream Recycling schedule and a list of appropriate recycling materials.

Corrugated Boxes

Corrugated boxes and cartons must be flattened and tied securely with cord for one person handling.  Villagers with proof of residency may bring the bundled boxes into the Recycling Center.


The Township provides a curbside pickup service for unwanted household items or metal appliances at a $75 fee per stop.  Residents may bring metal appliances and all-metal items to the Public Works Yard during regular operating hours.  Any additional bulk items such as sofas, mattresses, carpeting, and furniture may be brought to the Public Works Yard only on container days if a pickup is not scheduled.
Please call 973-378-7741 ext. 1 if you would like to schedule a pickup.

Container Days:
April 28 /  May 19 / June 23 / July 28 / Aug. 25 / Sept. 29
Paper Shredding Days:

8 a.m. – 12 noon
Saturday, June 16
Saturday, Oct. 20
Electronics Recycling Schedule: 

Maplewood- February 17th 
South Orange- April 7th
Maplewood- June 9th
South Orange- August 18th
Maplewood- October 6th 
South Orange- December 15th or 22nd TBD based on weather conditions

Please review acceptable materials here.

South Orange Public Works
300 Walton Avenue
(973) 378-7741

Maplewood Public Works 
359 Boyden Avenue 
(973) 762-1175