Single Stream Recycling

142-156 Frelinghuysen Avenue

Newark, New Jersey 07114

PHONE: 1-800-216-2250



Acceptable Items for Curbside Single Stream Recycling:
Paper and Cardboard (Fiber must be dry and free of food debris/contamination)
  • All Cardboard or Regular Paper without wax liners
  • Brown Paper Shopping Bags
  • Cardboard Boxes- excess amounts can be flattened and tied alongside garbage can
  • Cartons- including empty juice and milk cartons
  • Chipboard; including cereal boxes, pizza boxes, shoe boxes
  • Junk Mail, Phone Books, Hard Cover Books and Paperback books
  • Magazines and Catalogs
  • Newspapers
  • Office Paper; including copier paper and printer paper
  • Shredded paper must be in a clear bag

Glass (all glass must be empty)

  • Food and beverage containers must be empty (colors brown, clear and green)

Metals (all cans must be empty)

  • Aluminum Foil and Food Containers Free of Food/liquids
  • Ferrous metal cans
  • Food & Beverage Containers
  • Pots and Pans
  • Soda Cans

Plastics (all plastics must be empty)

  • Empty Prescription Bottles
  • Plastic Film Stretch clear and colors accepted
  • Plastic Cups/Plates free of Food Debris
  • Plastics #1-#7 Accepted
  • Plastic Trays
  • Styrofoam Food Containers (well rinsed)
  • Plastic Bags
  • Rigid Plastics: including milk and soda crates, plastic flower pots, plastic drums, plastic coolers, plastic buckets, laundry baskets, empty garbage and recycling bins

Materials NOT Accepted

  • Appliances
  • Batteries
  • Ceramics
  • Cement
  • Coat Hangers
  • Construction Debris of Any Kind
  • Electronics of any Kind
  • Food Waste
  • Garden Hoses
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Light Bulbs
  • Medical Waste- none is accepted
  • Microwave Trays
  • Mirrors and windows
  • Motor Oil- or any other fluids, no empty containers can be accepted
  • Paints or any chemicals
  • Propane Containers
  • Porcelain of any kind
  • Styrofoam Peanuts
  • Tissue and Papers Towels with used food waste cannot be accepted.
  • VHS cassettes or any type of electronics
  • Wire of any kind- no coat hangers
  • Used Utensils and Paper Plates

If you are unsure of an item to recycling, please contact us at 1-800-216-2250 ext. 2 or email us at with any questions! 

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