Facility Hours-
Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:00am-3:30pm
Saturdays 8am-12pm (Noon)


Monday 8am-7pm
Tuesday-Thursday 8am-4pm
Friday 8am-12pm

DPW- 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 or call 1-800-216-2250 ext. 2 with questions or concerns. 2022 Recycling Guidelines and ScheduleGet recycling reminders and information right on your phone! Download the Recycle Coach App at the bottom of this page.


Dual Stream Recycling begins with the New Year! Watch this space for details, coming soon. 

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.

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.

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, from 8am- 1:30pm.  Please see 2022 dates below-

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

Paper Shredding Days 2022:
8am-12pm or until truck is filled, whichever occurs first
April 9th
October 22nd
Electronics Recycling Schedule: 
South Orange 2022 Events:
8 a.m.- 12 noon
March 26th
June 18th
August 27th
December 10th

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.


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