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


Tuesdays & Thursdays 7:00a-3:30pm
Saturdays 8am-12pm (Noon)

Residents may also 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

2022 Recycling Guidelines and Schedule 

2022 Container Days
South Orange residents may drop off large bulk household items at this event. Exclusions: electronics, hazardous waste, and construction material. Commercial vehicles are not permitted to enter the facility (no Uhauls, Home Depot vehicles etc.) Proof of residency may be requested. These events take place from 8am-1:30pm on the dates listed below.

April 30th            July 23rd
May 21st             August 20th
June 25th            September 17th 

The DPW is providing free mulch to anyone that would like to prepare their gardens for this winter season. Mulching provides benefits to your garden including preventing soil erosion, suppressing weeds, and protecting plants from temperature changes by insulating plant roots. Limited quantities available for pickup on a first come basis. It is recommended to bring containers and shovels to load the product. Pickups permitted during facility hours.  


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 Recycling Schedule & Guidelines Here:

2022 Recycling Guidelines and Schedule