Recycling uses less energy, creating fewer toxins and reducing our carbon footprint. South Orange has curbside single-stream recycling pick up for residents as well as the option to bring various pre-sorted recyclables to the DPW Recycling Center at 300 Walton Avenue.
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.
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|
RECYCLING CENTER REOPENS TUESDAY, JUNE 9TH
Facility Hours as of June 9th:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30am-3:30pm and Saturdays 8am-12pm.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th FACILITY WILL BE OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
APPOINTMENT SLOTS ARE FILLED
The following policies are in place for access to the facility once it reopens:
1.Residents are required to wear a face mask while using the facility
2.Maintain a socially responsible distance of six feet from other visitors
3.Residents should be able to remove and dispose of items from vehicles without employee assistance
4.If it is necessary at peak times traffic flow will be limited
5.Standard policies remain enforced
September 26th, 2020 Container Day BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
APPOINTMENT SLOTS ARE FILLED
Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and welfare of residents and employees the DPW will offer limited access to the recycling facility for bulk item drop off on Saturday, September 26th. The following policies will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety:
Residents required to make an appointment to enter the event call 973-378-7741 ext. 1
One appointment permitted per household
Face masks are mandatory to enter the facility to dump
A maximum of three residents will be permitted into the yard at one time for dumping to comply with social distancing
Five item limit to ensure all residents have time in the yard to dispose of items
Residents will remain in vehicles until they reach appropriate dump location in yard
Residents are responsible to unload all items from their vehicles
Standard policies still in effect- NO commercial vehicles/ NO u-hauls or home depot vehicles permitted, identification cards will be checked upon entry to verify appointment and residency
Do NOT arrive to the facility more than 15 minutes ahead of your appointment time, you will not be permitted in and this will assist with traffic control
This is unprecedented experience to all of us requiring cooperation and patience from everyone. Please comply with direction provided by the staff at the facility to ensure optimum safety. Thank you.
URGENT RECYCLING COLLECTION UPDATE
Recycling laws will be strictly enforced by the recycling collector Giordano. Contamination of recycling will not be tolerated, all items being recycled need to be cleaned of any food waste. Under no circumstance will Giordano collect recycling in plastic bags. The Township has used single stream recycle processing for several years allowing all recyclable materials to be placed directly into the Toter recycling container for collection. Processors are very strict due to new laws and penalties being imposed by China which will effect costs for the Township if not abided by.
Lithium Batteries are NOT to be disposed of in your recycling Toter.
These batteries are typically found in cell phones and other electronic devices. They are a fire hazard when improperly disposed of. Please ensure you use appropriate disposal methods- electronic waste, hazardous waste, or company return programs to safely discard these items.
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.
Valley St. / Scotland Rd and East will be collected every other Friday,
Collection West of Valley St./Scotland will remain every other Thursday.