New Curbside Single Stream Recycling Starts January 1
Posted: December 23, 2014
Private hauler Blue Diamond, currently the township’s trash hauler, will be taking over the curbside collection of recyclables effective January 1, 2015.
In conjunction with this switch comes one important change—single stream recycling.
Residents will no longer be required to separate paper from bottles and cans when putting their recycling out for curbside pickup. This means that all of the following items may be placed together in one recycling container:
- household plastic containers
- aluminum and metal cans
- glass bottles and jars
- newspapers, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, phone books
- cardboard (corrugated/chip board)
- mixed office paper
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Most prohibited and ineligible materials remain the same but the handling of certain items has changed. You can review everything on the recycling information page but here are the highlights:
- Newspapers should no longer be tied, bound or bundled. Just put all loose paper, including corrugated cardboard, magazines, junk mail or any other paper, into the same recycling container with all of the other material.
- Shredded paper is the only exception to the foregoing; it must be placed in clear or translucent plastic bags and tied closed.
- Empty paint/aerosol cans, pie plates and aluminum foil are now accepted.
If you have any recycling questions or concerns, please call the Randolph Township Department of Health at 973.989.7050.