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. The blue cart must be at the curb before 6:00 am on the day of collection but not before 6 pm 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; do not place plastic bags in the cart. Only that material which is in the cart will be collected. Drivers will note 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 - carbon paper, blueprints, plastic or wax coated paper, paper towels, paper napkins, tissues, 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 2012 Holiday Schedule is as follows:
New Year's Day observed on January 2, 2012 - there will be no Bulk Trash collection for Zone 1. This collection has been rescheduled for Monday January 9 in conjunction with Zone 2.
Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012 - there will be no garbage or single stream recycling collections. These collections have been rescheduled for Saturday, November 24, 2012.
Christmas Day, Tuesday, December 25, 2012 - there will be no garbage or single stream recycling collections for Zone 1. These collections have been rescheduled for Monday December 24th.
Bulk Trash Collection for Monday December 24, 2012 , Zone 4, has been rescheduled for Monday December 17, 2012 in conjunction with Zone 3.
New Year's Day, Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - there will be no garbage or single stream recycling collections for Zone 1. These collections have been rescheduled for Monday, December 31, 2012.
Metal Collection Saturday, January 5, 2013 in lieu of the fifth Monday in December, December 31,2012. Please call ahead to be placed on this collection list.