Recycling

NEW in 2023: DUAL-STREAM RECYCLING
DUAL-STREAM RESIDENTIAL CURBSIDE RECYCLING PROCESS

A revamped, dual stream, curbside recycling program for South Orange begins January 2023. Recyclable materials will need to be separated into two categories for two distinct pickups on alternating weeks. One week’s pickup will be exclusively for "Fibers" (cardboard, paper) and the following week’s pickup will be for "Commingled" (plastic, glass, and metal containers). Details below. 

Missed pickups, questions and concerns can be directed to F. Basso Jr. Rubbish Removal: 973.483-1671.

READ FAQs HERE
DOWNLOAD GUIDELINES HERE
HOW TO REPORT A MISSED PICK UP

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YOUR ZONE REMAINS THE SAME:
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YOUR SCHEDULE CHANGES TO WEEKLY, BUT ALTERNATING EACH WEEK:
- FIBERS (F):  PAPER & CARDBOARD
- COMMINGLED (C): GLASS, PLASTIC & METAL

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Recycling at the Department of Public Works Recycling Center

The law requires that everyone recycle either curbside 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.) 

Recycling Center Hours: (The Recycling Center is closed on holidays)
Tuesdays, Thursdays: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm
Saturdays: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Access: You must arrive to the Recycling Center early enough to exit the gates prior to closing time.

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.

Additional Services

Service Links:

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, from 8am- 1:30pm.  

2023 Dates

April 22                   July 22

May 20                   August 26

June 24                  September 26

Paper Shredding Days 2023:
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Electronics Recycling Event Dates 2023

  • March 11th
  • June 17th
  • August 19th
  • December 16th
     
    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