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


Facility Hours as of June 9th:
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30am-3:30pm and Saturdays 8am-12pm. 


The following policies are in place for access to the facility once it reopens: 
1.Residents are required to wear a face mask while using the facility 
2.Maintain a socially responsible distance of six feet from other visitors 
3.Residents should be able to remove and dispose of items from vehicles without employee assistance 
4.If it is necessary at peak times traffic flow will be limited 
5.Standard policies remain enforced

Current Events & News Bulletins
September 26th, 2020 Container Day BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the health and welfare of residents and employees the DPW will offer limited access to the recycling facility for bulk item drop off on Saturday, September 26th.  The following policies will be in place to ensure everyone’s safety: 

Residents required to make an appointment to enter the event call 973-378-7741 ext. 1 

One appointment permitted per household

Face masks are mandatory to enter the facility to dump 

A maximum of three residents will be permitted into the yard at one time for dumping to comply with social distancing 

Five item limit to ensure all residents have time in the yard to dispose of items 

Residents will remain in vehicles until they reach appropriate dump location in yard 

Residents are responsible to unload all items from their vehicles 

Standard policies still in effect- NO commercial vehicles/ NO u-hauls or home depot vehicles permitted, identification cards will be checked upon entry to verify appointment and residency 

Do NOT arrive to the facility more than 15 minutes ahead of your appointment time, you will not be permitted in and this will assist with traffic control 

This is unprecedented experience to all of us requiring cooperation and patience from everyone.  Please comply with direction provided by the staff at the facility to ensure optimum safety.  Thank you. 

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 ​


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.​

Recycling Collection Schedule 

Valley St. / Scotland Rd and East will be collected every other Friday,

Collection West of Valley St./Scotland will remain every other Thursday.

Recycling Collection Map
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