Recycling

RECYCLING CENTER REOPENS TUESDAY, JUNE 9TH

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

SATURDAY, JULY 25th FACILITY WILL OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY 

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

Service Links:

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 

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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.
 July 25, 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, July 25th.  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 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.

Future Dates: Aug. 29 / Sept. 26
Paper Shredding Days:
8 a.m. – 12 noon
Saturday, Sept. 19
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