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RECYCLING

The law requires that everyone recycle, either curbside by using the TOTER system or by bringing items listed here to the Recycling Center.

Single Stream Recycling Schedule

CURB SIDE PICKUP RECYCLING:
TOTERS:

Click here for information on the new Single Stream recycling.

RESIDENTIAL RECYCLING CENTER

Recyclable items may always be dropped off by residents at the Public Works Recycling Center at 300 Walton Avenue in South Orange. 

The Recycling Center is open Tuesday and Thursday from 8 AM to 4 PM and Saturday from 8 AM to 12 Noon. 
Please note that you must arrive at the Recycling Center early enough to exit the gates prior to closing time.
The Recycling Center is closed on holidays. Please be advised that this is not a facility for trash disposal. Please obey the rules and regulations. If you have a substantial sized household item such as furniture or mattresses, you must bring them on a container day or call the main office for pickup appointment, at 973-378-7741.

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.

APPLIANCES, METALS, LARGE HOUSEHOLD ITEMS – PICKUP BY APPOINTMENT:

The service provided by the Township to pick up unwanted household or metal and appliance items from curbside will now require a payment of $75.00 per stop. If you wish to schedule a pickup please contact the Public Works Department at 973-378-7741.

Glass must be removed before pickup. Allow six to eight weeks for an available appointment from time of call. Residents may bring metal appliances and all-metal items directly to the Public Works Yard during regular hours.  Note: Doors must be removed from refrigerators/freezers.

Large items such as sofas, mattresses, carpeting and furniture may be brought to the yard only on container days, April through September. See the March Gaslight for dates.

FOLLOWING IS A PARTIAL LIST OF ITEMS WE DO AND DO NOT ACCEPT:

Allowed

  • Glass food & beverage containers
  • Aluminum and Tin cans
  • #1 Plastic soda, water milk or detergent containers
  • Newspaper
  • High Grade Paper
  • Branches no lager than 4 " in diameter (Recycling Center and seasonal at curbside)
  • Crushed & tied corrugated boxes
  • Leaves (Fall Only) (curb side and Recycling Center)
  • Items made entirely of metal and not heavily rusted (Recycling Center and arranged pickup)
  • Kitchen appliances (Doors on refrigerators & freezers must be removed) (Recycling Center and arranged pickup)
  • Tires (After resident purchases a sticker for each tire from Village Clerk's office) (Recycling Center)

Not Allowed

  • Sheet or Window Glass
  • Aluminum foil or foil pans
  • Propane bottles/tanks – note: These can be disposed of properly at AWISCO Welding Supply, 24 Lakeside Ave, West Orange (fee of $9.00’s) or at the Essex County Haz-Mat Day in May (Cedar Grove Maintenance Yard)
  • Paint cans-full or empty – exception: Purchase a product from a Home Improvement Center that will dry out the and the can may be disposed of during Container Day – must be open and completely dry.
  • House items/debris
  • Garbage
  • Roof shingles
  • Plastic bags
  • Doors/windows with glass or hardware
  • Railroad ties or any type of pressure treated or painted wood
  • Any construction material such as, but not limited to: Tiles, plaster, sheet rock, paneling, wood with nails
  • Furniture
  • Tree stumps
  • Branches larger than 4 " in dia
  • Grass
  • Batteries (Car & Truck) – see exception under BATTERY RECYCLING
  • Fluorescent Light Bulbs / Tubes – currently looking into alternatives

NOTE:    If there are any items you are not sure of or you need additional information, please contact the DPW office at 973-378-7741.

EMPLOYEES ON DUTY AT THE DPW RECYCLING YARD ARE INSTRUCTED NOT TO ACCEPT ANYTHING THAT IS NOT ALLOWED UNDER THESE GUIDELINES AND WILL REFER ANY QUESTIONS TO THE MAIN DPW OFFICE.

ELECTRONIC RECYCLING:
This service is open to both South Orange and Maplewood residents at both locations. For additional information on the South Orange dates, contact the Public Works Department at 973-378-7741, Ext. 221. For more information on the Maplewood dates, contact the Maplewood Public Works Department at 973-762-1175. Also, South Orange residents should please watch for this information in the March/April 2013 Gaslight Newsletter.

2014 Dates:
February 8 Maplewood DPW
March 8 South Orange DPW
May 3 Maplewood DPW
June 14 South Orange DPW
July 12 Maplewood DPW
September 13 South Orange DPW
October 4 Maplewood DPW
December 13 South Orange DPW

Any questions should be directed to the Villages Department of Public Works at 973-378-7741.
Proof of residency will be required at the site. Commercial and large quantity electronics users will not be permitted to use the facilities. Items Accepted for Drop Off: computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, and old cell phones.

To accommodate Residents who cannot be there on Saturdays the centers will accept electronic recycling during regular hours on the Thursday at SO and Friday at Maplewood before each Electronic Recycling day.

The Village has an agreement with Valley Auto / NAPA Auto Parts at 114 Valley Street to accept at no cost all car and truck batteries.

Recycling Facts:
Under contract the Village receives revenue from recycling:

  • Newspaper $97.75 per ton, 673 tons
  • Mixed paper $ 97.75 per ton,  310 tons
  • Cardboard $ 106.25 per ton,  190 tons
  • Commingled material $21.00 per ton,  400 tons