For questions, contact:
908-322-6700, ext. 243 & 244
For missed pick-ups please call 1-800-216-2250
Scotch Plains residents (ID Required) can drop off Styrofoam at the Scotch Plains DPW, located at 2445 Plainfield Ave., on Thursdays between 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Union County is coordinating the new program and providing collection bins, signage and educational brochures.
Styrofoam is the common name for polystyrene, which comes under the Plastic #6 recycling category. Residents who use the drop-off locations can help ensure that the program is successful by following the recycling rules. The list of unacceptable items includes all food service items, packing “peanuts,” egg cartons, and any dark colored, wet, or dirty foam.
Click here to read the entire story on TAP into Scotch Plains-Fanwood for more details on the program.
Newspapers — Tie in bundles no higher than 10 inches, or place in paper bags.
Magazines, Catalogs, Junk Mail, Phone Books, Hardcover & Paperback Books, Mixed Paper — Tie in bundles or place in paper bags.
Corrugated Cardboard — Flattened and tied.
Household Dry-Cell Batteries — May be placed out with regular trash.
Co-Mingled Food and Beverage Containers — Glass, aluminum, tin and steel food and beverage containers and pourable plastic bottles may be mixed together, and should be placed in a rigid reusable container such as a crate, bucket, or garbage can. Full containers should not weigh more than 50 pounds or be greater than 20 gallons in size. No plastic bags.
HAVE ITEMS READY FOR PICKUP AT THE CURB BY 7:00 A.M. ON THE DESIGNATED RECYCLING DAY