Recycling

IMPORTANT RECYCLING NEWS: 

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FROM MORIS PLAINS RECYCLING DEPOT REGARDING E-WASTE RECYCLING

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 There is now a specially marked container at the Center for large bulky plastic items like bins, milk crates, large plastic (non-electronic) toys, laundry baskets etc.  (NO PVC, please).

 

The Center is open from 8:00 am to 12:00 Noon on Saturdays. 

 

The Electronics and Scrap Metal Bins are open from 8:00 am to Noon only.  Please do not leave these items when the containers are closed.

 

Non-recyclable items and trash should not be left at the Center at any time. 

 

 PLEASE CLICK HERE For further recycling details

 

NJ Clean Energy Refrigerator Recycling Program 

This program provides a $50 reward and free pick up of old refrigerators and freezers for New Jersey residents. Through this program, NJCEP safely recycles 95% of each unit. Residents can make an appointment for a free pick up by calling 1-877-270-3520 or by visiting www.NJCleanEnergy.com.

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In 2017 SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING IN MORRIS PLAINS WILL BE PICKED UP CURBSIDE EVERY TUESDAY, EXCEPT JULY 4, 2017.

 

CLICK HERE for Household Hazardous Waste & Computer/TV Drop-off Events for 2016

CLICK HERE for Single Stream Recycling Information

CLICK HERE for Rigid Plastic Recycling Information 

CLICK HERE for Battery Recycling information.

CLICK HERE for Shredded Paper Recycling Information 

RECYCLABLE MATERIALS:

All materials must be at the curb the night before the collection day. If not picked up by 3:00 p.m., call Borough Hall (973)538-2224 by 10 a.m. on the following day. Labels for containers are available by calling the Department of Public Works. If you have a problem with collection, you must call the municipal office no later than 10:00 a.m. the morning following your collection day. All containers must have handles and should weigh no more than 50 lbs.

SINGLE-STREAM RECYCLING IS HERE!

This means that from now on you can put all of the following materials together into the same recycling bin(s):

Aluminum Cans, Steel (Tin) Cans, Glass Bottles, Junk Mail, Chipboard, Newspapers, Mixed Paper, Plastic Containers, Magazines, and Cardboard Boxes

Remove and throw away plastic caps or lids, however, put clean metal lids into the container for mixed recyclables.

  • GLASS BOTTLES and JARS 
    Clear, brown and green only. No mirrors, glasses, light bulbs or pyrex.
  • PLASTIC CONTAINERS/FIVE TYPES 
    Look for the following codes on the bottom of plastic containers: 
    - PETE (coded #1) 
    - HDPE (coded #2) 
  • - LDPE (coded # 4)
  • - PP (coded #5)
  • - Other (coded # 7) 
  • NO CONTAINERS CODED WITH A #3 OR #6 ARE ALLOWED!
  • PREPARATION - Empty and rinse bottles and discard plastic caps. Combine with other mixed recyclables in same rigid and reusable container. DO NOT include  motor-oil, anti-freeze containers. If possible, flatten plastic bottles to conserve space.

No plastic bags are to be put into curbside recycling receptacles or into the roll-offs designated for single-stream recycling at Reimer Recycling Center in the Borough of Morris Plains; plastic bags gum up the works at the facilities where recyclables are processed.


  • ALUMINUM CANS 
    No pots or pans. Clean aluminum pie plates, trays, and foil are OK 

    PREPARATION - Rinse and combine with other mixed recyclables in a rigid and reusable container.


  • STEEL CONTAINERS 
    Includes food/beverage cans, EMPTY paint cans and EMPTY aerosol cans (with plastic tops removed). Put empty insecticide or pesticide cans into the trash; if they are not empty, dispose of them through the Morris County household hazardous waste program. Information is available at mcmua.com or call 973-829-8006. 

    PREPARATION - Combine with other mixed recyclables after removing plastic caps or lids. DRY, EMPTY and OPEN paint cans (from both latex and oil based paints) are acceptable. Remove lids from steel paint cans, and put them into the mixed recyclable container.


Newspaper

  • NEWSPAPER 
    Includes glossy inserts that come with the newspaper. 

    PREPARATION - DO NOT tie newspapers anymore! You may put them into brown paper bags or leave them loose in a recycling container. 


All Other Paper

  • MIXED PAPER 
    Includes magazines,catalogs, coupons, junk mail, envelopes, phone books, slick paper, carbon less paper (NCR), copy paper, direct mail ads, fax paper, manila file folders, Pendaflex folders (remove metal bar) and non-foil/non-metallic gift wrap. 

    PREPARATION - Can be mixed with newspaper. Place loose in a rigid reusable container or in a brown paper bag - never in a plastic bag. Obtain labels at the Borough Clerk's office or at the Recycling Center for all your rigid containers. 


  • CORRUGATED CARDBOARD 
    Ridged cardboard containers used for shipping. 

    PREPARATION - Flatten, fold, and stack them into one cardboard box and place next to your recycling bin. Otherwise, place cardboard into your recycling bin with your chipboard, mixed paper, and brown bags. 


  • CHIPBOARD 
    Thin brown or gray board (for example; cereal boxes, gift boxes, tablet backings, egg cartons, cores from paper towels). 

    PREPARATION - Flatten and include with mixed recyclables.You can now include boxes/cartons which contained liquid and frozen foods, such as soup boxes, drink boxes, and milk/juice cartons. Also include six-pack holders from beer/soda and cardboard packaging from beer and soda.


  • BROWN BAGS 
    Heavy kraft paper bags.

    PREPARATION - Flatten and include with mixed recyclables.


Brush Pick-Up

We ask your cooperation in making Brush Pick-up more efficient by observing the following guidelines:

  1. NO BRANCHES OR LIMBS MORE THAN 3 INCHES IN DIAMETER WILL BE PICKED UP. Only branches, limbs and logs that can be chipped will be collected.
  2. SMALL LIMBS AND TWIGS should be tied in 1-FOOT ROUND BUNDLES NO LONGER THAN 6 FEET.
  3. ALL BRANCHES, LIMBS OR LOGS should be no longer than 6 feet, neatly stacked, all in one direction. No more than 3 inches in diameter is allowed. CHIPPER LIMITS.
  4. VINES AND PRICKER BUSHES must be tied in BUNDLES.
  5. STUMPS are to be free of DIRT AND DEBRIS.
  6. NO LEAVES OR GRASS CLIPPINGS are allowed with Brush Pick-Up.
  7. NO LUMBER, METAL, BUILDING MATERIAL OR FOREIGN DEBRIS are allowed.

REMINDER: If you are an OUTSIDE CONTRATOR to cut down a tree, trim trees, bushes and/or landscape, the CONTRACTOR IS RESPONSIBLE for hauling it away — not the Borough.

VIOLATIONS: If Brush Pick-Up procedures are not followed, brush will not be picked up and a notice will be left describing the violation(s).

GRASS CLIPPINGS - April TBA to November TBA. The only material which should be put into the covered containers for Wednesday pick-ups is grass. Please: NO TWIGS, BRANCHES, STONES OR OTHER MATERIALS.

LEAF PICKUP - October TBA to December TBA grass, sticks, vines or stones in leaves. Rake leaves to curbside. DO NOT PUT LEAVES IN BAGS.

CHRISTMAS TREE PICK-UP - - JANUARY 3, 9, AND 16, 2012. JANUARY TBA, 2013.  No brush will be picked up. No plastic bags, nails, wire or ornaments are to be left on trees.

Thank you for your cooperation - Department of Public Works - 973-538-4494