Recycling Schedule 2014

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) provides bi-weekly curbside recycling collection in the township. Newspaper should be placed in the rectangular bin with mixed paper. Bundled corrugated cardboard, mixed paper, textiles, commingled glass, aluminum, steel and plastic containers are collected curbside. Recyclables in plastic bags are NOT accepted.

RECYCLING BINS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AND FREE FOR NEW RESIDENTS* AT THE PUBLIC WORKS BUILDING NOW OPEN MONDAY THRU FRIDAY FROM 7:30 AM TO 3:30 PM

*If you are a new resident requesting free bins, you must bring in your house closing papers or your deed.  Free recycling bins are available 12 months from the date you close.  After 1 year, you must purchase bins. 

Round bins- $10.00
Rectangle bins- $10.00
Checks only please

Ward 1

Ward 2

Wards 3 & 4

Ward 5

Ward 6

Jan. 6, 20

Jan. 7, 21

Jan. 8, 22

Jan. 9 ,23

Jan. 10, 24

Feb. 3, 17

Feb. 4, 18

Feb. 5,  19

Feb. 6, 20

Feb. 7, 21

Mar. 3, 17, 31

Mar. 4, 18

Mar. 5, 19

Mar. 6, 20

Mar. 7, 21

Apr. 14, 28

Apr. 1, 15, 29

Apr. 2, 16, 30

Apr. 3, 17

Apr. 4, 18

May 12, *31

May  13, 27

May 14, 28

May 1, 15, 29

May 2, 16, 30

June 9, 23

June 10, 24

June 11, 25

June  12, 26

June  13, 27

July  7, 21

July 8, 22

July 9, 23

July 10, 24

July  11, 25

Aug. 4, 18

Aug. 5, 19

Aug. 6, 20

Aug. 7, 21

Aug.  8, 22

Sept. *6,  15, 29

Sept. 2, 16, 30

Sept. 3, 17

Sept. 4, 18

Sept. 5, 19

Oct. 13, 27

Oct.  14, 28

Oct. 1, 15, 29

Oct. 2, 16, 30

Oct. 3, 17, 31

Nov. 10, 24

Nov. 11, 25

Nov. 12, 26

Nov.  13, 29*

Nov. 14, 28

Dec. 8 ,22

Dec. 9, 23

Dec. 10, 24

Dec. 11, 27*

Dec. 12, 26

 Click here if you are not sure which ward you reside in.

*2014 Holidays: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. If your collection day falls on any of these holidays, collection is rescheduled for the following Saturday.

Containers:  A 20 gallon round blue container would be used for commingled recyclables. You may use your own container, however, the containers must be marked with your name and address. Commingled recyclables include metal cans, glass containers, and plastic.

A 14 gallon rectangular blue container would be used for mixed paper. If you have more mixed paper than you can fit in your rectangular container, place the overflow in a brown paper grocery bag (not plastic grocery bags).

Recyclables NOT accepted include: drinking glasses, window glass, mirrors, Pyrex dinnerware, light bulbs, plastic toys, polystyrene or Styrofoam (such as plastic cups or food trays), plastic wraps, aluminum foil, gardening or garage plastics, any #3, #4, #5 or #6 plastics.

Commingled Recyclables: Place metal cans, glass and plastic bottles in the blue, 20-gallon round container at the curb. Check the bottom of the container to make sure the plastic is either #1 PETE or #2 HDPE. Rinse the containers and crush them to maximize capacity. Remove the caps and place them in the trash for collection with your regular trash for collection with your regular garbage.

Newspapers: Clean newsprint and newspaper inserts only. Newspaper should be placed in the rectangular bin with mixed paper.

Mixed Paper:
Magazines, junk mail, cereal boxes and other non-wax-coated food boxes, greeting cards, gift boxes, brown paper bags (such as supermarket or shopping bags), nonmetallic wrapping paper or gift wrap, envelopes, office records, telephone books, file folders, receipt and books with the covers removed. Flatten boxes to maximize capacity. Place mixed paper in the blue rectangular bin. Close the lid tightly when you leave the bin at the curb.

Corrugated Cardboard: Layered cardboard with a center that is shaped into ridges, folds or grooves (such as shipping boxes and the packaging for most appliances or larger household items). Flatten the cardboard and tie the sheets into stacks no larger than 24 inches square and 24 inches high (anything larger than 24 inches will not be accepted).

Textiles: Clean, dry clothing or fabric and other recyclable textiles such as shoes, belts or handbags. Place clothing or fabric larger than 12 square inches in the textile bag provided by the MCIA. Close the bag securely and leave it at the curb with your other recyclables. The collection crew will leave a replacement bag in its place. Comforters, pillows and rugs are not accepted.

Changes in collection schedules due to weather or emergencies will be announced on radio stations WCTC 1450 AM, WMGQ 98.3 FM and NJ 101.5.

The recycling drop off center in the public works yard is open Monday – Saturday from 7:00 am until 3:00 pm. Items accepted at the center include all materials collected curbside, motor oil, and automotive batteries. Household batteries may be dropped off at any building in the Township Municipal complex. Major appliances are collected bi-weekly by appointment only. Call Public Works to request a pickup at: (732) 721-5600 ext. 6140.

PAPER SHREDDING 2014:
**Saturday March 22nd- 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or until the truck is full**
Old Bridge Recycling Center Parking Lot
Note: Limited to 5 file boxes or up to 100 lbs.

2014 Dates and Locations:  http://www.co.middlesex.nj.us/planningboard/Paper%20Shred%20Program.pdf

 
2014 CHRISTMAS TREE COLLECTION:

MONDAY, JANUARY 06
MONDAY, JANUARY 13
TUESDAY, JANUARY 21
MONDAY, JANUARY 27

PAINT:
Old Bridge Township provides paint recycling on the second Saturday of each month from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. in the Public Works yard. In addition, Middlesex County provides eight paint drop-off sites conveniently located in East Brunswick, Woodbridge, Dunellen, Helmetta, Middlesex, New Brunswick, South Brunswick and South Plainfield. Items accepted are: latex, water and oil-based paints, stains, varnishes, lacquers, thinners, paint in aerosol spray cans. Call 732-745-4170 for more information or www.mciauth.com

TIRES:
Middlesex County provides tire drop-off sites in Plainsboro, Metuchen, East Brunswick, and Woodbridge. Please call 732-745-4170 for dates and locations. Open to Middlesex County residents only (must show proof of residency). Check-in required. Maximum number of tires accepted per visit: 6. Automobile and light truck tires only. Oversized tires and tires from businesses or commercial interests will not be accepted. Go to www.mciauth.com  for locations and hours.

BATTERY COLLECTION:
Batteries are accepted at the Old Bridge Public Library, located in the municipal complex. Batteries accepted include rechargeable batteries (C, D, AA, 9-volt, etc.); the button cell batteries found in watches, calculators and other small electronic items; and larger batteries, such as those found in cell phones, laptops, and camcorders. Alkaline batteries will no longer be accepted for recycling. Alkaline batteries now fall below Federal and State hazardous waste standards and can be disposed of in the regular trash. 

CARPETING: 
Carpeting is now accepted at the recycling center however we do NOT accept padding or tack strips.

COMPUTER RECYCLING:
COMPUTERS ARE ACCEPTED AT THE OLD BRIDGE RECYCLING CENTER. The hours are 7 am to 3 pm, Monday thru Saturday. Items accepted include: monitors, scanners, modems, printers, cables, keyboards, towers, copy machines and CPU's.  

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS RECYCLING:
All Consumer Electronics including televisons will now be accepted at the Old Bridge Recycling Center.  The hours are Monday thru Saturday from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.  IT IS NO LONGER NECESSARY TO BRING YOUR ITEMS TO EDISON.  Contact Old Bridge Public Works with any questions at (732) 721-5600, 6140 or email ddepew@oldbridge.com.

METAL RECYCLING:
Old Bridge has a metal recycling container available to all township residents.

Items we accept:

  • Any metal items
  • BBQ Grills
  • Basketball Hoops
  • Bed Frames
  • Chain Link Fencing
  • Dishwashers
  • Golf Clubs
  • Pipes
  • Pots and Pans
  • Stoves
  • Lawn Mowers ( All fluids must be removed)
  • Storm Doors

White Goods/Appliances:
White goods/appliances will be collected bi-weekly by appointment only. Call 732-721-5600 ext. 6140 to arrange an pickup. Please note: Contact your private garbage hauler for the disposal of items such as furniture, mattresses, and contractor debris.

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Program:
Household hazardous waste drop-off events will be held five times this year at various locations throughout the County. HHW drop-off is free, however, you must be a resident of Middlesex County (proof of county residence is required, i.e. a drivers license). HHW is limited to residential waste only. Waste from commercial or industrial sources is not permitted. Containers larger than 5 gallons are not accepted.

Items accepted include, but are not limited to: adhesives, aerosol cans, antifreeze, batteries (household or car), brake fluid, drain cleaners, driveway sealer, fluorescent light bulbs (no broken bulbs, please), gas/oil mix, herbicides, kerosene, latex paints, lighter fluid, mercury thermometers, motor oil, oil filters, oil based paints, oven cleaner, paint thinner, pesticides, petroleum lubricants, photographic chemicals, pool chemicals, propane tanks, stains/varnishes, thermostats, transmission fluid, used oil filers.

Tires, empty containers, explosives & munitions, infectious waste and unknowns are NOT permitted - please do not bring these items.

Residents bringing asbestos containing material must pre-register; call 732-745-4170 for details. Asbestos must be doubled bagged (heavy plastic) and cannot weigh more than 300 pounds.

Whenever possible, leave liquids in their original containers. If materials are not in their original containers please label the container to indicate contents.

2014 Household Hazardous Waste Drop-off Dates and Locations:

Woodbridge Public Works Dept.
225 Smith Street
Keasby
Saturday, September 20, 2014
8:00 am- 2 pm

Middlesex County Road Dept.
Apple Orchard Lane
North Brunswick Saturday, May 17, 2014
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Middlesex County College
Woodbridge Ave. & Mill Road
Edison Sunday, March 16, 2014
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

 Sunday, November 16, 2014
 8:00 am - 2:00 pm

Old Bridge Public Works Department:
Municipal Complex - Rt. 516
Old Bridge
Sunday, July 20, 2014
8:00 am - 2:00 pm

For directions or more information: Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste Management - (732) 745-4170 or e-mail solidwaste@co.middlesex.nj.us 

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