Recycling

Facility Hours:

AS OF END OF BUSINESS DAY NOVEMBER 24TH THE DPW RECYCLING FACILITY WILL BE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. 

Please make use of the curbside recycling program for collection of recyclable 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.  

Leaves will continue to be collected by crews, please rake them curbside per the Leaf Map and seasonal policies.  Residents will not me permitted to dump leaves/yard debris at the facility at this time.  


DPW OFFICE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, CALL (973)378-7741 ext. 1 for assistance. 
Leave a voicemail for a call to be returned to you.


Curbside Residential Recycling

South Orange’s curbside single-stream recycling pick up for residents is currently provided by the Giordano Recycling Company. Contact Giordano at service@gogreengiordano.com or call 1-800-216-2250 ext. 2 with questions or concerns.

For a list of acceptable and unacceptable recycling materials see this Curbside Recycling Guide 

Get recycling reminders and information right on your phone!

Download the Recycle Coach App at the bottom of this page.



2020 Collection Schedule


Recycling at the Dept. of Public Works Recycling Center

The law requires that everyone recycle either curbside by using the TOTER system or by bringing acceptable materials to the DPW Recycling Center. The DPW also provides recycling services for materials beyond those of curbside recycling. See Additional Services below. Please be advised this is not a garbage disposal facility and regulations should be adhered to.

Access: SEE HOURS FOR RESIDENT ACCESS AND POLICIES IN PLACE RELEVANT TO COVID-19 ABOVE.
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. 
Acceptable Materials
All materials accepted curbside are also accepted at the DPW Recycling Center provided they are pre-sorted. Other materials are accepted on certain days, see Additional Services below.
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.

CURRENT POLICIES IN PLACE WHEN MAKING USE OF THE FACILITY IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
  • Residents are required to wear a face mask while using the facility
  • Maintain a socially responsible distance of six feet from other visitors
  • Residents should be able to remove and dispose of items from vehicles without employee assistance
  • If it is necessary at peak times traffic flow will be limited
  • Standard policies remain enforced

Additional Services

Bulk Items/ Metals/ Household Appliances – PICKUP APPOINTMENTS: 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 use the Public Works "Service Links" above if you would like to schedule a pickup.

Container Days: South Orange residents are welcome to drop off household bulk items at the Public Works facility. Proof of residency is required and no commercial vehicles (U-Haul's/ Home Depot rental vans) are permitted on the property. Electronics, construction material, and hazardous waste will not be accepted at these events. Events take place once a month from April through September.  Please see the Public Works event calendar. 


Future Dates: Pending 2021 Calendar 

Paper Shredding Days:
CANCELED FOR 2020
Electronics Recycling Schedule: 
8 a.m.- 12 noon
November 21st- South Orange

Please note the Maplewood Department of Public Works welcomes South Orange residents to use their facility year round, strictly for the disposal of electronic waste.  Please reference Maplewood's hours of operations.
Please review acceptable electronics recycling materials here.

Location:

South Orange Public Works                     Maplewood Public Works
300 Walton Avenue                                  357 Boyden Avenue
(973) 378-7741                                         (973)762-1175