Recycling

For questions, contact:

Frank DiNizo

fdinizo@scotchplainsnj.com

Recycling Coordinator

908-322-6700, ext. 243 & 244

 

For missed pick-ups please call 1-800-216-2250


2020 Recycling Dates

Southside

(Mondays)

January 13

January 27

February 10

February 24

March 9

March 23

April 6

April 20

May 4

May 18

June 1

June 15

June 29

July 13

July 27

August 10

August 24

** September 12

September 21

October 5

October 19

November 2

November 16

November 30

December 14

December 28

Northside

(Tuesdays)

January 14

January 28

February 11

February 25

March 10

March 24

April 7

April 21

May 5

May 19

June 2

June 16

June 30

July 14

July 28

August 11

August 25

September 8

September 22

October 6

October 20

November 3

November 17

December 1

December 15

December 29

Scotch Plains Launches New Styrofoam Recycling Program

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.

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How to Recycle

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.

  • Contaminated, improperly prepared, or unacceptable materials will not be collected. Rinse food and beverage containers.
  • Dispose of lids and caps. There is no need to remove labels. Flatten plastic containers to save space.
  • Homeowners in Scotch Plains may "single stream" their recycling, which means both co-mingled material and paper material may be placed in one container.
  • For Scotch Plains Residents who wish to use the Westfield Conservation Center located on Lamberts Mill Road, a special annual fee is available. Call the Westfield Department of Public Works at (908) 789-4100 ext. 600 for more details on obtaining and completing the application.

HAVE ITEMS READY FOR PICKUP AT THE CURB BY 7:00 A.M. ON THE DESIGNATED RECYCLING DAY

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