Information For Residents
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There are many ways for households to recycle in New Jersey. The primary way to recycle is through your municipal curbside recycling collection (the collection of recyclable materials picked up from the curb outside your home), run by either the county or the town where you live.
Recycling plays a valuable role in the waste management hierarchy.
- Reducing the amount and/or toxicity of waste at its source. Source Reduction
Using materials in the same function for which they were originally produced. Examples: washing silverware instead of throwing away plastic utensils or donating clothes to charity.
Processing a material so that it may be used again as a raw material for a product, which may or may nor be similar to the original product. Example: recycling plastic bottles into new bottles or plastic lumber.
Burning waste creates energy and reduces the volume of waste. May produce harmful side effects such as air pollution and ash that must also be disposed of.
Sandwiching materials between layers of soil and other barriers to prevent contaminants from leaking into groundwater or being discharged into the air.
Most Common Curbside Recycling
While all curbside programs differ, the most commonly included materials are “The Big Five:”
Single Stream Residential Recycling
(Curbside pickup only! This program does not apply to Department of Public Works Recycling Depot or to non residential recycling programs.)
Also known as “fully commingled” or "single-sort" or “zero sort”, single stream refers to a system in which all recyclables can be placed in one recycle container and mixed together in a one collection truck.
NO NEED ---- TO SORT INTO SEPARATE COMMODITIES (FIBER, PLASTIC, METAL, ALUMINUM, GLASS, ETC)
NO NEED ----TO REMOVE PAPER CLIPS, STAMPS, ADDRESS LABELS, METAL FASTERNERS, CELLOPHANE ADDRESS WINDOWS, RUBBER BANDS, SPIRAL BINDINGS, PLASTIC TABS
Acceptable Residential Recyclables
Aluminum and metal cans
Newspapers (not in bags and do not tie)
Phone books - Magazines
Junk mail – greeting cards, etc
corrugated cardboard & paper bags (fattened)
Glass bottles and jars
cardboard boxes (cereal, pasta & tissue)
Loose metal jar lids and steel caps
paper towel rolls
plastic (# 1 and # 2) ------small neck plus ADDITIONAL PLASTIC ITEMS listed below
NEW ADDITIONAL ITEMS
Plastics (#1, # 2, #5)
all shapes plus Rigid plastic containers with appropriate codes
Cartons, juice containers (orange juice, fruit juices, etc)
HARD COVER BOOKS
SCRAP METAL VHS/VSR TAPES PLASTIC BAGS
NEEDLES/SYRINGES ELECTRONIC WASTE ORGANIC/FOOD
STICKER OR ADDRESS LABEL SHEET WASTE
WAXED PAPER OR WAXED CARDBOARD
WINDOW PANES, MIRRORS, CERAMIC, PYREX DISHWARE
PLASTIC – OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED
STYROFOAM OR PAPER TO GO CONTAINERS
What happens to your recyclables - Videos
Curbside Programs in New Jersey
NJ Recyling towns www.recyclingnj.com/NJTowns.html
Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority
Morris County E waste Brochure
Morris County MUAF.A.Q. Electroncis (E-Waste)
Alternate recycling outlets
NJ Electronic Recycling
NJ E Waste
Curbside Program - Denville, NJ
Visit Township of Denville home page
Click on the topics below for more information about curbside recycling.
EVERYONE – Recycling is mandatory
New Jersey Regulation http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dshw/recycling/recy_act_link.htm
"Denville residential curbside single stream program
– note mandatory and additional items - Single Stream Flyer"
Morris County Mandatory items
Township of Denville
Types of plastics
American Chemistry Council
Denville’s Recycle Depot http://www.mcmua.com/facilitydetail.asp?FacilityID=9
Township of Denville, Private Business, multifamily, school programs
Recycling should become part of everyday live – practice the 3R’s of recycling
Recycling is MANDATORY in Denville
Comply with the law, help the environment and save valuable resources.
For questions not addressed below, please contact Municipal Recycling Coordinator email@example.com
- How can I begin participating in the curbside recycling program?
- Why can't apartments or townhouses receive curbside collection?
- I live in an apartment/townhouse complex- how can I recycle?
- My school/small business wants to recycle- can you help?
- What color bins should I use?
- My house doesn't have a bin- how do I get one?
- My bin is broken/damaged- can I have another one?
- What labels should be put on containers?
- I will be moving soon. Does my new house have curbside recycling?
- Can I have another bin? What do I do with the recyclables that won't fit inside my bin?
- What do I do if my recycling isn't collected on the scheduled day?
- I seem to be the only one on my street that recycles. How can I encourage my neighbors to recycle?
- Can I get stickers for my containers?
- Can I recycle any plastics other than narrow neck plastic bottles?
- Do I have to rinse out my food and beverage containers?
- Where/How can I properly dispose of or recycle things not accepted in the CVWMA curbside recycling program?
- Can I recycle shredded paper with my other curbside recycling items?
Q. How can I begin participating in the curbside recycling program?
A. Curbside recycling collection is determined by many factors, including the population of an area and cost to provide service to those residents.
See Denville’s Pickup schedule – use drop down list
Q. Why can't apartments or townhouses receive curbside collection?
A. Curbside service is generally provided to single family homes, and selective multifamiliy complexes. Townhome and most multi family complexes are considered private property.
Q. I live in an apartment/townhouse complex- how can I recycle?
A. Go to Multi family recycling section for information. Property owners via their management must offer recycling program and be able to demonstrate program is active and effective.
A. Go to School recycling section for information.
A. Township of Denville is suggesting coordination of colors:
blue bins – recycling Gray bins - trash
A. Residents can obtain free labels by contacting Morris County MUA
Correct and accurate labeling of containers will increase recycling and improve pickup logistics.
Please note: Morris County and Denville will be instituting single stream recycling late summer 2011. Labeling will aid in identification of material contents but material will be placed in single collection vehicle.
Q. I will be moving soon. Does my new house have curbside recycling?
A. Refer to Denville pickup schedule for any street located in Denville. Contact your towns Municipal Recycling Coordinator or visit your State’s and County’s recycling web page for information.
A. Contact the Department of Public Works 973-625-8334
A. Denville has over 5000 households. Your bin must be at the curb by 7 am on your normal collection day. Collection begins at 7:00 am and may into late afternoon. Please be patient if the drivers drive past your home. Collection often occurs at different times for each side of the street.
If you are missed, contact Denville DPW and we will address the situation. If you are calling after business hours, leave a message and your request will be processed the next business day.
A. All homes eligible for curbside recycling service, Township of Denville encourages all residents to comply with the law. Recycling of proper material reduces the trash that must go to landfill – thereby saving all residents both money and resources.
Denville sends annual mailing of the Curbside Recycling Program Schedule. Several additions of the Denville Hub Times publish the curbside schedule. There is link on web site via street drop down listing.
One of the challenges for recycling is getting in the habit of throwing a recyclable in the recycle bin instead of the trash can. Be sure to ask yourself before you throw anything away "can this be recycled"? Pass the word to your neighbor that all residents save on taxes the more we recycle.
A. Yes – free stickers are available http://mcmua.com/sw_recy_decals.asp
A. Presently, Township of Denville residential recycling provider accept plastic bottles with a number 1,2,4,5,7 inside a recycling symbol on the bottom. All plastic containers (shapes, sizes) with number 1,2,4,5.7 are acceptable. Examples of these plastics include soda bottles, milk jugs, shampoo bottles, and laundry detergent bottles. See single stream recycling Flyer ..... Single Stream Flyer
See following link for description of types of plastics and their most common uses.
Wikipedia plastic information http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resin_identification_code
American Chemical Scoiety information http://www.americanchemistry.com/s_plastics/doc.asp?CID=1102&DID=4644
Q. Do I have to rinse out my food and beverage containers?
A. Yes -- This prevents your recyclables from smelling or attracting rodents and insects. Rinsing also maintains the value of the recyclable material.
Q. Where/How can I properly dispose of or recycle things not included in the curbside recycling program?
A. Township of Denville Recycle Depot, located at 140 Morris Avenue, Denville, NJ 07834
will accept a larger variety of material. Contact them for details Tel: 973-625-8334.
Township of Denville Recycling Depot http://www.mcmua.com/facilitydetail.asp?FacilityID=9
Q. Can I recycle shredded paper with my other curbside recycling items?
A. As consumers become more concerned with the security of personal information, including social security numbers, financial information and account numbers, greater numbers of people are investing in personal or home shredders to reduce the risk of trashed or recycled documents being used by criminals against them.
While shredded paper is recyclable, it poses certain problems in the recycling program. Curbside shredded paper poses problems if collected in poor, windy weather. Place shredder paper in clear plastic bags for normal curbside pickup. Denville Recycle Depot will also accept loose shredded paper at 140 Morris Ave, Denville, NJ.