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|
FACILITY DROP OFF HOURS:
TUESDAY & THURSDAY 7:00AM- 3:30PM
SATURDAY 8AM- 12PM
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.
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.
- 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.
Limit to one product per household monthly, with a maximum order of 5 cubic yards of material.
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.
Reminders...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: