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:
- cereal boxes
- greeting cards
- mail including junk mail
- gift boxes
- paper towel cores
- plastic bottles without caps*
- aluminum cans
- toilet paper cores
- tin cans
- tissue paper
- telephone books
- tissue boxes
- non-foil gift wrap
All single-stream materials are to be placed loose in the blue recycling cart; do not place plastic bags in the blue recycle cart. Only that material which is in this 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.
*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 the holiday is observed on the preceding Friday; if the holiday falls on Sunday, it is observed on the following Monday.