Guidelines: Curbside Collection of Recyclable Materials
Place materials at curbside the night before collection day
All containers should have lids and handles
Containers must not exceed 50 pounds in weight.
Labeling containers is optional to identify the container as recyclable material. Recycling labels are available at the Phoenix House, Bowers Building and Mendham Borough Library.
Whether you choose to do curbside recycling
or personally deliver recyclables to the Recycling Center,
recycling is easier than ever.
If you have any questions, concerns, complaints (or compliments),
please call the Department of Public Works at 973-543-6535
***If there are problems with your recycling collection please call us
BEFORE 10:00 AM on the morning following collection day***
Recycling Schedule for 2019
Every other Thursday
For a printable 2019 Recycling Schedule click here
- For information on recycling Styrofoam Peanuts, Bubble Wrap and Air Packs, click here
- For information on Disposing and Recycling other Material, click here
There are rebates through New Jersey's Clean Energy Program recycling your old, working units . Refrigerator, Clothes Washer, Clothes Dryer, Central Air Conditioner, Ductless Mini-Split A/C System, Domestic Water Heater, Gas Tankless Water Heater, Solar Domestic Water Heater, Air to Air Heat Pump, Gas Furnace, Gas Boiler, Oil Furnace, Oil Boiler, Discounted ENERGY STAR Lighting and Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling.
Recycling Depot at the Department of Public Works
In addition to the curbside recycling program, residents can bring newspaper, mixed paper, cardboard, plastics (Coded #1 through #7 excluding #3 & #6), and cans to the Public Works Facility at 37 Ironia Road during business hours. Blue Diamond has provided the Borough with two large dumpsters to be used for newspapers, mixed paper, cardboard, cans, and plastics. The dumpsters will be available Monday through Friday 7am to 3:30pm and Saturdays from 8:00am to 3pm. Plastics and cans should be thoroughly cleaned. No buckets, toys, plastic bags or lids should not be placed in the dumpsters.
Curbside Recycling Collection
- Program Description: Blue Diamond provides curbside recycling collection service for Mendham Borough residents every other Thursday. Collection does not occur on major holidays. Blue Diamond currently collects recyclables manually, which dictates a 50-pound limit on the the weight of each individual recycling container and its contents. Please use multiple containers if you have over 50 pounds of recyclables to place at the curb for collection
- Schedule: Every other Thursday
- Service Provider:
The following materials are accepted at the Recycling Center. Asterisks (*) indicate the items which are also eligible for curbside collection.
Alkaline batteries such as AAA, AA, C, D and 9-volt batteries now fall below federal and state hazardous waste standards and should be thrown out with your household trash. Rechargeable batteries must be recycled. Button batteries still contain hazardous elements such as mercury and should be disposed of at a household hazardous waste event. They will not be accepted at the Recycling Center.
Aluminum (soda) and tin/steel (tuna) food and beverage cans. Remove lids and rinse clean. No paint/aerosol cans, pie plates or aluminum foil. Okay to co-mingle with glass and plastic at the Recycling Center and for curbside collection.
- Cardboard and Chipboard*
All corrugated paper materials, chipboard (cereal boxes, pizza boxes, gift boxes).
Clear, green/blue & brown beverage and food containers. No drinking glasses, ceramic dinnerware, crystal, light bulbs, plate, window glass, mirrors or lab (test tubes) glass. Remove caps and neck rings; rinse clean. Okay to co-mingle with plastic and cans at the Recycling Center and for curbside collection.
- Grass Clippings/Leaves
Grass clippings and leaves may be dropped off at the Recycling Center. No other lawn debris. Must bring to Recycling Center; no curbside collection.
- Mixed Paper*
Newspapers, junk mail, telephone directories, catalogs, wrapping paper, magazines, books. We also accept computer paper, envelopes and card stock. Curbside collection: Place in recycling container. Do not use plastic bags, wire or tape to secure mixed paper.
All plastic containers with the exception of #3 (PVC) and #6 (polystyrene) are accepted. This includes margarine tubs, yogurt containers, juice cartons and take-out “clam shell“ containers. For plastic bottles/containers, remove caps or lids and rinse clean. Plastic bags of all types, containers that previously held petrochemicals or hazardous materials and motor oil and antifreeze bottles are not allowed. It is okay to co-mingle plastic with cans and glass at the Recycling Center and for curbside collection.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #4 (LDPE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #5 (PP) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #7 (OTHER) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Polyboard/Drink Boxes (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty and mix with other recyclables.
Shredded Paper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) If recycling shredded paper with in the MCMUA's "all-in-one" single-stream recycling collection program, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.
Steel (Tin) Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclables. Aerosol cans must be empty. Remove plastic cap/lids, and put them into the garbage.
Telephone Books (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Also include paperback or softcover books. Do not include hardcover books.
||Poly(vinyl chloride): Pipes, shower curtains, meat wraps, cooking oil bottles, baby bottle nipples, shrink wrap, clear medical tubing, seat covers, coffee containers.
The majority of materials not accepted at the Recycling Center may be brought to the Mt. Olive Transfer Station on Gold Mine Road. You will need to call and make a drop-off appointment with them. If generated in Morris County, this material is required to go to the MCMUA transfer station if it is being disposed of. Hazardous and non-hazardous waste, regulations, special handling and fees are explained in detail on the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority (MCMUA) web site. If you have questions about household hazardous waste disposal, call the MCMUA at 973.829.8006. Note: there is a small fee to drop off some materials and payment is required by check, not cash or credit card. In addition, the MCMUA holds three household hazardous waste and computer/TV disposal events during the year. Check its web site for dates, times and places.
||Polystyrene: Coffee cups, disposable cutlery and cups (clear and colored), bakery shells, meat trays, "cheap" hubcaps, packing peanuts, styrofoam insulation.
Items not recycled; dispose of with your regular trash.
- alkaline batteries
- window glass
- flower pots
- beer & wine caps
- drinking glasses
- light bulbs
- aluminum foil
- pie plates
- oven cookware
- plastic #3 and #6
- plastic bags
- motor oil containers
- antifreeze containers
- gasoline containers
- kerosene containers
- latex paint
Ineligible materials are simply those that are not recycled and are safe to include with regular household trash. Please note, however, that the following types of containers must be completely empty before being disposed of: motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, kerosene and latex paint.
- Latex Paint
Latex paint is not considered a hazardous waste, nor is it recyclable. It may be disposed of in one of two ways:
- If there is little paint left in the cans, open them and let them dry completely. The empty cans may then be thrown out with your regular trash. There are products on the market that will speed the drying process. You can also mix the leftover paint with kitty litter and put into a plastic bag. Mixture must be almost solid.
- If you have a lot of leftover paint, you may bring it to the Mt. Olive Transfer Station on Gold Mine Road. A hazardous waste handling fee of $1.25 per pound is charged for latex paint. Latex paint will not be accepted whatsoever during one-day hazardous waste disposal events
Click here to learn where to donate:
Cars, Computers, Cell Phones, Clothing, Furniture, and Eyeglasses.
Solid Waste Services in Mendham Borough
Curbside Garbage Collection
Mendham Borough does not provide garbage pickup. It is up to each resident to contract with a private hauler that will collect and dispose their waste. The municipality does not pay for the tipping fees.
- Schedule: Contact the Hauler for more information.
- Some Service Providers in the Mendham area:( For information on more private waste haulers consult the local yellowpages)
Blue Diamond Disposal Inc
Waste Management of NJ
5 Howard Blvd.
Mt. Arllington, NJ 07856
Tel: 973-598-9800 Fax: 973-598-9900
Lafayette , NJ
Tel: 973-383-7480 www.wastemanagement.com
Legacy Services, Inc
Curbside Bulky Waste Collection
Mendham Borough provides Curbside Bulk Waste Collection
Click here for more information
- Schedule: Available every Monday.
- Service Providers:
Blue Diamond Disposal
Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority
Morris County E waste Brochure
Alternate recycling outlets
NJ E Waste
Call2Recycle - Rechargeable Battery and Cell Phone Recycling Locations