Recycling Guidelines

Recycling Guidelines

Accepted Materials

The following materials are accepted at the recycling center. For items eligible for curbside collection, please note packaging requirements and/or restrictions before leaving materials out for pickup.

Includes newspapers and inserts, magazines, catalogs, paperback books, phone books, ads, postcards, junk mail, envelopes, office paper, greeting cards, wrapping paper, paper bags, cardboard/corrugated paper materials, cereal boxes, gift boxes, scrap paper, paper cups, paper towel cores, toilet tissue rolls. Flatten all corrugated cardboard. Do not tie, bind, or bundle paper - just put all loose paper into the same recycling container with all of the other materials.

Prohibited Materials

The majority of prohibited materials not accepted at the recycling center may be brought to the Mt. Olive Transfer Station on Gold Mine Road. You will need to call and make a drop-off appointment with them. If generated in Morris County, this material is required to go to the MCMUA transfer station if it is being disposed of. Hazardous and non-hazardous waste, regulations, special handling, and fees are explained in detail on the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) website. If you have questions about household hazardous waste disposal, call the MCMUA at 973.829.8006. Note: there is a small fee to drop off some materials and payment is required by check, not cash or credit card. In addition, the MCMUA holds a number of household hazardous waste events during the year. Check its website for dates, times, and places.

Items not accepted at the recycling center:

  • asbestos
  • automobile fluids
  • biohazardous waste
  • button batteries
  • construction materials
  • driveway sealer/tar
  • electronic waste
  • gasoline
  • herbicides

  • insulation
  • kerosene
  • motor oil
  • oil-based paints/stains
  • pesticides
  • pool chemicals
  • propane tanks
  • siding
  • smoke detectors

Ineligible Materials

Ineligible materials are simply those that are not recycled and are safe to include with regular household trash. Please note, however, that the following types of containers must be completely empty before being disposed of: motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, kerosene, and latex paint.

Items not recycled; dispose of with your regular trash:

  • plastic Number 3, Number 4, Number 6 and Number 7
  • plastic bags
  • small medicine bottles
  • flower pots
  • plastic CD cases
  • VHS/VCR tapes
  • hangers
  • Styrofoam
  • to-go containers
  • waxed paper
  • waxed cardboard
  • hardcover books
  • stickers/address label sheet waste
  • window glass
  • mirrors

  • vases
  • ceramics
  • dishes
  • drinking glasses
  • light bulbs
  • headlights
  • oven cookware
  • motor oil containers
  • antifreeze containers
  • gasoline containers
  • kerosene containers
  • latex paint
  • alkaline batteries
  • fabrics or clothing
  • syringes