Old Bridge Township

Middlesex County, NJ

1 Old Bridge Plaza, Old Bridge, NJ 08857
Phone: 732-721-5600     Fax: 732-607-7900

Recycling Information


Now you can recycle your used cooking oil safely at the 
Old Bridge Recycling Center!

Open Monday through Saturday 
7AM to 3PM
For more information: 732-721-5600 ext. 6107

Come into the Recycling Office for your FREE* container!!

(*While supplies last)

 County residents ONLY!

Residential material only, NO businesses. 
Liquid vegetable oils only. No shortening, coconut oil, lard or motor oil.


ALL CURBSIDE RECYCLABLES ARE PICKED UP AS SINGLE STREAM!  Residents can mix ANY recyclable material in the SAME container. You no longer have to separate co-mingled from paper and cardboard. Click HERE for full details.

The Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) provides bi-weekly curbside recycling collection in the township. Recyclables in plastic bags are NOT accepted.


*If you are a NEW home owner 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

Recycling Schedule for 2017:

Ward 1 Ward 2 Wards 3 & 4 Ward 5 Ward 6
Jan. 2, 16, 30 Jan. 3, 17, 31 Jan. 4, 18 Jan. 5, 19 Jan. 6, 20
Feb. 13, 27 Feb. 14, 28 Feb. 1, 15 Feb. 2, 16 Feb. 3, 17
Mar. 13, 27 Mar. 14, 28 Mar. 1, 15, 29 Mar. 2, 16, 30 Mar. 3, 17, 31
Apr. 10, 24 Apr.  11, 25 Apr. 12, 26 Apr. 13, 27 Apr. 14, 28
May 8, 22 May  9, 23 May 10, 24 May  11, 25 May 12, 26
June 5, 19 June 6, 20 June 7, 21 June 8, 22 June 9, 23
July 3, 17, 31 July 8*, 18 July 5, 19 July 6, 20 July 7, 21
Aug. 14, 28 Aug. 1, 15, 29 Aug. 2, 16, 30 Aug. 3, 17, 31 Aug. 4, 18
Sept. 11, 25 Sept. 12, 26 Sept. 13, 27 Sept. 14, 28 Sept. 1, 15, 29
Oct. 9, 23 Oct. 10, 24 Oct. 11, 25 Oct. 12, 26 Oct. 13, 27
Nov. 6, 20 Nov. 7, 21 Nov. 8, 22 Nov. 9, 25* Nov. 10, 24
Dec. 4, 18 Dec. 5, 19 Dec. 6, 20 Dec. 7, 21 Dec. 8, 22
Click here if you are not sure which ward you reside in.

*2017 Holidays:
 New Years 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.


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. 

Battery Collection: Rechargable batteries ONLY are accepted at the Department of Public Works. 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 (household) batteries will NOT be accepted for recycling. Alkaline batteries now fall below Federal and State hazardous waste standards and can be disposed of in the regular trash. 


**Free Recycling Services Offered to 
Old Bridge Township Residents**

  1. Township Recycling Center Services:  
    The following items can be dropped off at the Township Recycling Center open Monday thru Saturday from 7AM - 3PM:

  • Metal Recycling:  The Township accepts ALL metal items such as; lawn mowers, bicycles, lamps, workout equipment, etc. ONLY the metal portion of these items are accepted. Please remove any plastic or fabric before dropping it off.

  • Motor Oil:  Each resident is allowed to bring up to 5 gallons of motor oil.

  • Carpeting:  Residents can bring household carpeting to the recycling center. Only the carpeting is accepted, not the padding underneath.

  • Mattresses/Box Springs:  Residents can drop-off a mattress and/or a box spring 6 days per week.

  • TV's and Computers:  Residents can drop off any size TV or computer electronics 6 days per week. If you will need help unloading your items once you arrive then please call the Recycling Office to schedule an appointment.

  • Concrete, Brick & Block: The Township accepts all concrete, bricks or cinder blocks.

  • Curbside recycling:  Anything that is picked up curbside (bottles, cans, cardboard, etc.) can also be brought to the Recycling Center.

    Middlesex County Recycling Programs:           
    Please click HERE or call (732) 745-4170 for dates & details on all Middlesex County sponsored events:

  • Paint:  The Township accepts paint on the 2nd Saturday of each month, all year long. Drop-off hours are between 7AM to 12NOON at the Recycling Center. Click HERE for other dates and locations.                               

  • Tire Recycling: Available to all Middlesex County Residents at 5 various locations throughout the county. Click HERE for locations.

  • Paper Shredding: The Township hosts the 1st paper shred event of the year every March. No more than 5 boxes or 100 lbs. per resident. Residents are also allowed to go to any town in Middlesex County that is sponsoring a paper shred. Click HERE for other locations.
    2017 Paper ShredSaturday, March 25th, 2017 at the Township Recycling Center from 9am - 12noon

  • Household Hazardous Waste: There are 5 events per year for Middlesex County residents. The Township hosts one event every July. Click HERE for other dates & locations.
    2017 Household Hazardous Waste DaySunday, October 15th, 2017 at the Township Recycling Center from 8am - 2pm

     III. Township By-Appointment-Only Services:
    Please email or call the Recycling office to make an appointment for the following: 

  • Brush: The Township picks up branches & brush bi-weekly throughout the Spring, Summer & Fall. Each bundle cannot exceed 40 lbs., be over 4 feet long or be more than 5 inches in diameter. The bundles must be tied up. Bundles that are not tied will not be picked up. Any small twigs & sticks can be thrown in a bucket/pail and placed at the curb along with the bundles.

  • White Goods/Appliances: Appliances are picked up bi-weekly, all year long.

  • Propane Tanks: Please call the Recycling office to schedule an appointment before you drop it off. The Township does not pick up propane tanks.

    Township Seasonal Services:
    The following services are available seasonally by the Township:

  • Leaf Pickup:  Leaves are picked up in the Spring and Fall only. The schedules are available online or in the Recycling office. Residents can purchase paper leaf bags at any local home store (Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, Shoprite, etc.). The Township  picks up according to Ward so please make sure you know which Ward you live in and follow the appropriate schedule.

  • Christmas Tree Recycling:  Trees are picked up approximately 4 times every January by Ward. Please check the Township website for the schedule.

    U s e f u l  I n f o r m a t i o n

  • The Recycling Center is located on Route 516, behind the Old Bridge Animal Shelter. 
    Drop-off hours are Monday thru Saturday from 7am to 3pm.

  • The Recycling Office is located in the Public Works building at the Township Municipal Complex. Office hours are Monday thru Friday from 7:30am to 3:30pm.

  • Recycling bins are available for purchase at the Recycling office.

  • New residents ONLY: New residents who bring in their house closing papers or deed* will 
    get 2 free recycling bins with the purchase of the home (*must be within 1 year of closing).

  • Please call (732) 721-5600 x6107 with any questions. Residents can also email the Recycling Department & Public Works anytime at: publicworks@oldbridge.com

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