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. This is a message service only which triggers automatic next-day pickup of missed recycling when reported by 6am of the following day. Residents will not receive a return call. See more details on reporting a missed pickup here.
YOUR ZONE REMAINS THE SAME:
YOUR SCHEDULE CHANGES TO WEEKLY, BUT ALTERNATING EACH WEEK:
- FIBERS (F): PAPER & CARDBOARD
- COMMINGLED (C): GLASS, PLASTIC & METAL
Download the Recycle Coach App at the bottom of this page.
Recycling at the Department of Public Works Recycling Center
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.
- 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.
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.
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.
April 22 July 22
May 20 August 26
June 24 September 23
Paper Shredding Days 2023:
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.
South Orange Public Works Maplewood Public Works
300 Walton Avenue 357 Boyden Avenue
(973) 378-7741 (973)762-1175