Recycling Center at the Department of Public Works is for Mendham Borough Residents ONLY.
The DPW is under 24 Hour surveillance an ID will be checked when entering the property.
EFFECTIVE February 1, 2021
2021 Curbside Recycling and Bulk Trash
Thank you all to those residents that were able to join us for our Council meeting last night, Wednesday, January 13, 2021. Before Council was a Resolution to approve entering a contract with Blue Diamond for bulk pick-up and recycling services which was adopted.
As we have written about before, bids for these services were received and opened on Monday, December 28, 2020. Currently, the Borough is operating on an extension of the previous contract with Blue Diamond which expires on January 31, 2021. The Borough must finalize a contract to maintain continuity of service. The new contract is a 5-year contract and will begin on February 1, 2021 and take us through January 31, 2026.
Before Council were the following proposals:
The Morris County Municipal Utility Authority (“MUA”) 1 Year Contract Options
- Pick-up of the single-stream recycling dumpsters from our Recycling Center.
- Once-a-week single-stream recycling pick-up from homes.
Blue Diamond 5 Year Contract Options
- Pick-up of the single-stream recycling dumpsters from our Recycling Center.
- Once-a-week bulk pick-up from homes.
- A combination of once-a-week bulk pick-up from homes and once-a-week single-stream recycling pick-up from homes.
The Borough is required by state statute to accept the lowest, best, and qualified bid that it receives; unqualified bids are required to be rejected. The Borough is required by state statute to provide one system of recycling. It currently provides two. The best price bid and service option was the Blue Diamond combined option. Maintaining the recycling center was cost prohibitive.
Council approved unanimously the combined service from Blue Diamond for once-a-week bulk pickup and once a week single-stream recycling pickup from homes. Residents will continue to use a container of their choice and will continue to place all bulk & recycling materials in your bin as you have been doing. Pick-up days will stay the same: Bulk Pick-up every Monday and Recycling now every Thursday.
Going forward single-stream recycling will no longer be collected at our Recycling Center. The Center will continue to accept:
- Grass Leaves and Books Monday – Friday 7:00am – 3:30pm and Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm.
- Electronics (e-waste) will be accepted Saturday 8:00am – 3:00pm.
If you have any questions, please reach out to us at our email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you again for joining us last night and your inciteful questions and comments.
Christine Serrano Glassner
June 1, 2020 - Mendham Borough is now participating with Recycle Coach, a helpful app that connects residents to local recycling information like pick up dates, drop off events, changes in schedule, and what items are/aren’t recyclable. Mendham Borough’s data is now active, and the app is ready for use on your phone. Download the app from either the Apple Store or Google Play.
Have a question about what is acceptable for curbside bulk trash collection, Recycle Coach can help with that. Recycle Coach can answer your questions about how to recycle or dispose of various items.
Learn tips for how to be a more effective recycler and keep the recycling steam flowing with acceptable items. To download the app and read more please click here. Questions, please contact Public Works at 973-543-6535 or email@example.com.
RECYCLING SCHEDULE, PICK UP and DETAILS:
Click here for a copy of the 2021 Recycling Calendar.
Place materials at curbside the night before collection day.
All containers should have lids and handles. RECYCLING WILL NOT BE PICKED UP IF IT IS PLASTIC BAGS.
Containers must not exceed 50 pounds in weight.
Labeling containers is required to identify the container as recyclable material. Recycling labels are available at the Phoenix House, Public Works and Mendham Borough Library.
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***
Program Description: Blue Diamond provides curbside recycling collection service for Mendham Borough residents every 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 Thursday
Blue Diamond Disposal Inc
5 Howard Blvd.
Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856
Tel: 973-598-9800 Fax: 973-598-9900
WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE and WHAT IS NOT:
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 coded #1, 2 and 5 are accepted. This includes margarine tubs, yogurt containers, juice cartons, water bottles and more 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 #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.
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.
NOT Accepted Materials:
Poly(vinyl chloride): Pipes, shower curtains, meat wraps, cooking oil bottles, baby bottle nipples, shrink wrap, clear medical tubing, seat covers, coffee containers.
Plastic #4 (LDPE): Food/Bev. Containers
|Polystyrene: Coffee cups, disposable cutlery and cups (clear and colored), bakery shells, meat trays, "cheap" hubcaps, packing peanuts, Styrofoam insulation.|
Plastics coded #3, 4, 6 and 7 can be disposed of in the trash.
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.
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, 4, 6 and 7
- plastic bags
- motor oil containers
- antifreeze containers
- gasoline containers
- kerosene containers
- latex paint
Please note, the following types of containers must be completely empty before being disposed of: motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, kerosene and latex paint.
HARD and SOFT COVER BOOK RECYCLING:
Have books you no longer need, bring them to Public Works and recycle them in the green book bin located next to the Electronics (E-Waste) Shed. Hard and softt cover books are accepted.
- 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.
For information on Disposing and Recycling other Material, click here
For Information on recycling Styrofoam Peanuts, Bubble Wrap and Air Packs please contact Pack Ship N More in Madison, NJ, 973-443-0100.
CURBSIDE SOLID WASTE (Garbage):
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)
Lafayette , NJ
Tel: 973-383-7480 www.wastemanagement.com
Mendham Borough provides Curbside Bulk Waste Collection
- Schedule: Available every Monday.
- Service Providers:
Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856
Tel: (973) 598-9800 Fax: (973) 598-9900
ADDITIONAL HELPFUL LINKS:
Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority
Morris County's Environmental Guide
Morris County E waste Brochure
Alternate recycling outlets
How 2 Recycle - https://how2recycle.info/