Single-stream recycling allows residents to place all single-stream recyclable materials into the blue, Township-issued cart. Single-stream recycling will be collected once a week on the same day as household garbage, on a designated day based on our zone schedule. Carts must be at the curb before 6:00 a.m. on the day of collection but not before 6 p.m. the evening before collection.
Single-stream materials include but are not limited to:
All single-stream materials are to be placed loose in the blue recycling cart; with the exception of clear plastic bags to hold shredded paper, do not place plastic bags in the cart. Only that material which is in the cart will be collected. Drivers will not exit the vehicles to collect loose bags or boxes. Cardboard boxes may not be used as containers for any type of garbage, rubbish, trash or debris, including yard and/or vegetative waste. Only single-stream materials in the blue cart will be collected.
*Plastic bottles include all items with recycling numbers 1-7. These are bottles/containers used for milk, water, soda, laundry detergent, shampoo, hair conditioner.
The following items are NOT recyclable, and should be placed in the green garbage cart:
Glass - dishes, drinking glasses, ceramics, mirrors, light bulbs, ovenware (Pyrex) windows and clay pots
Aluminum - pie plates, kitchen pots and pans, foil and baking pans
Tin - paint cans, aerosol cans, kitchen pots and pans
Plastic - flower pots, margarine tubs, salad trays, baby wipe tubs, Tupperware-type, sour cream and yogurt containers, any styrofoam products, flash lights or any containers that have held motor oil or antifreeze
Paper - paper towels, paper napkins, tissues, carbon paper, blueprints, plastic or wax coated paper, food contaminated paper (ex: pizza boxes, bakery boxes)
Zone 1 will be collected every Tuesday
Zone 2 will be collected every Wednesday
Zone 3 will be collected every Thursday
Zone 4 will be collected every Friday
Mondays are designated for the collection of bulk trash. Metal and appliances will be collected on the fifth Monday of a month.
The Sanitation Division works all holidays except New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. When New Year's Day or Christmas Day falls on a Saturday it is observed on the preceding Friday; if the holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.
The 2017 Holiday Schedule is as follows:
New Year's Day is observed on January 2, 2017 - there will be no BULK collection for Zone 1. This collection has been rescheduled for Monday, January 9, 2017.
Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2017 - there will be no garbage or single-stream recycling collections. These collections have been rescheduled for Saturday, November 25, 2017.
Christmas Day, Monday, December 25, 2017 - there will be no BULK collection for Zone 4, this collection has been rescheduled for Monday, December 18, 2017.
New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2018 - there will be no BULK collection for Zone 1, this has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2018.