Curbside Recycling Pick-up is EVERY Thursday

PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE RECYCLING OUT ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT or NO LATER THAN 6:00am THURSDAY MORNING

 

2021 RECYCLING-BULK-BRUSH-HAZARDOUS & SOLID WASTE GUIDE 

  • Do you have questions about recycling, bulk, brush, hazardous waste and more? 
  • The 2021 Guide is full or information and answers to many frequently asked questions.  

 

THE BOROUGH OF MENDHAM RECYCLE COACH WEBSITE

  • Download the app from either the Apple Store or Google Play  
  • Recycle Coach Website
  • The Recycle Coach Phone App connects residents and is a one stop shop for the Borough's local Recycling & Bulk Pick-up Program information.  
  • Pick up dates
  • Drop off events
  • Schedule changes
  • What items are/aren’t recyclable. 
  • 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. 
  • Questions, please contact Public Works at 973-543-6535 or dpw@mendhamnj.org

 

CURBSIDE SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING PICK-UP GUIDELINES 

 

  • 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 IN PLASTIC BAGS.
  • Recycling containers must not exceed 50 lbs in weight.
    • Containers are picked-up manually, mandating the weight limit of 50 lbs.
    • Please use multiple containers if you have over 50 lbs of recycling for pick-up.
  • Containers should be no larger than 50 gallons.  
  • Labeling containers is suggested to identify the container as recyclable material.
  • Recycling labels are available at the Phoenix House, Public Works and Mendham Borough Library
  • If you have questions concerns (or complements) please call he DPW at 973-543-6563.
  • If you have a problem with your recycling pick-up please call DWP no later than 10:00AM the next day to resolve issues quickly. 
  • Blue Diamond Disposal Inc is the Borough of Mendham contracted recycling provider.
5 Howard Blvd.
Mt. Arlington, NJ 07856
Tel: 973-598-9800  Fax: 973-598-9900

 

ACCEPTABLE FOR RECYCLING

  • Cans
    • Aluminum (soda) and tin/steel (tuna) food and beverage cans.
    • Remove lids and rinse clean. No paint/aerosol cans, pie plates or aluminum foil. 
  • Cardboard and Chipboard
    • All corrugated paper materials, chipboard, cereal boxes, pizza boxes (only if free of oil stains, otherwise garbage), gift boxes, etc.
  • Glass
    • 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. 
  • Mixed Paper
    • Newspapers, junk mail, telephone directories, catalogs, magazines, used paper, etc. 
  • Plastic Containers
    • All plastic coded #1, 2 and 5 are accepted.
    • This includes margarine tubs, yogurt containers, juice cartons, water bottles and more containers. 

Plastic #1 (PETE) Food/Beverage Containers 
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 
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/Beverage Containers 
Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix.
Do not put caps/lids back onto containers.
Put caps/lids into the garbage.
  • Shredded Paper 
  • If recycling shredded paper, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.

 

NOT ACCEPTABLE FOR RECYCLING

The majority of materials not accepted for curbside recycling can be taken to the Mt. Olive Transfer Station on Gold Mine Road.

  • Petrochemical Containers
    • Containers that previously held petrochemicals or hazardous materials.
    • Motor oil and antifreeze bottles are not allowed. 
  • ​​​​Plastic Bags
  • Plastic bags of all types are not allowed. 
  • Plastics Not Allowed

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/Beverage Containers

 

 

Polystyrene
Coffee cups, disposable cutlery and cups (clear and colored), bakery shells, meat trays, "cheap" hubcaps, packing peanuts, Styrofoam insulation.
 
     Plastic #7 (OTHER) Food/Beverage Containers
 
 
 
 
 

 

NON-RECYCLABLES TO BE DISPOSED OF IN YOUR REGULAR TRASH

  • Plastics coded #3, 4, 6 and 7 can be disposed of in the trash.
  • alkaline batteries
  • window glass
  • mirrors
  • vases
  • ceramics
  • dishes
  • flower pots
  • beer & wine caps
  • drinking glasses
  • light bulbs
  • headlights
  • aluminum foil
  • pie plates
  • oven cookware
  • Styrofoam
  • plastic #3, 4, 6 and 7
  • plastic bags
  • motor oil containers
  • antifreeze containers
  • gasoline containers
  • kerosene containers
  • latex paint
  • The following types of containers must be completely empty before being disposed of in your regular trash.
    • motor oil
    • antifreeze
    • gasoline
    • kerosene
    • latex paint

 

TYVEK ENVELOPE RECYCLING

Ever wonder if a Tyvek envelope can be recycling?  The answer is yes, but some things you should know:
  • Tyvek envelopes should not be throw in with your single stream recycling!
  • Tyvek enveolpes should not be recycled with plastic bags at your local grocery store or store the collects used plastic bags.
  • Dupont, a manufacturer of Tyvek, does recycle the envelopes!  Please click here for more informaiton.​​​​​​
  • Tyvek envelopes are strong plastic type envelopes that do not easily rip, they may look simiar to the below.