Public Works

The Township of South Orange Village’s Department of Public Works are a professionally dedicated team supporting the Township’s infrastructure, maintenance, and repairs of all Township roadway, municipal grounds and buildings, parks, recycling, street signs, sewers, and municipal owned trees.  The Department under Director Mike Candarella, is dedicated to making effective use of Township resources to provide the community with an enhanced quality of living, partnering with the Engineering and Police Departments to ensuring a safe and well maintained environment that residents can be proud to call home. The DPW is committed to quality assurance when addressing resident concerns and continues to make strides in partnering with the community.
Recycling Depot Hours for Resident Access



Please make use of the curbside recycling program for collection of recyclable materials. Please view the guidelines listed below for a list of acceptable materials.
If you need to order a Toter (recycling) container an electronic order form is located on this page and no contact delivery will be provided.  

CALL (973) 378-7741 ext. 1 with inquires, leave a voicemail for a call to be returned to you.

Current Events & News Bulletins

Container Days 2021

Due to overwhelming demand the South Orange Container Day appointments have been discontinued and the DPW is returning to a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Delays are expected but DPW staff will be on hand to move everyone along at a swift, steady, safe pace.

Please remember:
- DPW will open at 8am and the line closes at 1:15, no one will be able to join the line after that time.
- Proof of residency is required and must be presented
- NO commercial vehicles will be allowed.

Remaining Container Day Dates-

 June 12th/ July 17th/ August 14th/ September 18th

Spring has arrived!  Humus & Shredded Wood

Residents who are in need of humus (decomposed leaves) or shredded wood (double hammer-milled, medium-textured, hardwood mulch) for their gardens may pick up these materials in small quantities at the DPW Yard (300 Walton Ave.) throughout the year. In Spring residents can also schedule a delivery for a larger quantity of product, 2-5 cubic yards.  The delivery fee is $50.

Mulch Order Form

Limit to one product per household monthly, with a maximum order of 5 cubic yards of material.


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. 
Recycling Notice ​

Reminder​s...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.​

Download our 2021 Recycling Schedule & Guidelines Here:

Recycling Collection Schedule & Guidelines