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RECYCLING

Robert Bocchino, PE, PP, CPWM,
Township Engineer & Director of Public Works
rbocchino@bhtwp.com, 908-464-2700 x2234

Joe Niosi, Assistant Director of Public Works
jniosi@bhtwp.com

Material needs to be out at the curb the night before or before 7:00 am. Black Bags cannot be accepted.

ACCEPTIBLE ITEMS FOR CURBSIDE SINGLE STREAM RECYCLING:

PAPER AND CARDBOARD - FIBER MUST BE DRY & FREE OF FOOD DEBRI/CONTAMINATION

• All Cardboard or Regular Paper without wax liners
• Brown Paper Shopping Bags
• Cardboard Boxes- excess amounts can be flattened and tied alongside garbage can
• Cartons- including empty juice and milk cartons
• Chipboard; including cereal boxes, pizza boxes, shoe boxes
• Junk Mail, Phone Books, Hard Cover Books and Paperback books
• Magazines and Catalogs
• Newspapers
• Office Paper; including copier paper and printer paper
• Shredded paper must be in a clear bag

GLASS - ALL GLASS MUST BE EMPTY

• Food and Beverage containers - must be empty (Colors brown, clear and green)

METALS - ALL CANS MUST BE EMPTY

• Aluminum Foil and Food Containers Free of Food/liquids
• Ferrous metal cans
• Food & Beverage Containers
• Pots and Pans
• Soda Cans

PLASTICS - ALL PLASTICS MUST BE EMPTY

• Empty Prescription Bottles
• Plastic Film Stretch clear and colors accepted
• Plastic Cups/Plates free of Food Debris
• Plastics #1 - #7 Accepted
• Plastic Trays
• Styrofoam Food Containers (well rinsed)
• Plastic Bags
Rigid Plastics: including milk and soda crates, plastic flower pots, plastic drums, plastic coolers, plastic buckets, laundry baskets, empty garbage and recycling bins

Materials NOT Accepted:

• Appliances
• Batteries
• Ceramics
• Cement
• Coat Hangers
• Construction Debris of Any Kind
• Electronics of any Kind
• Food Waste
• Hazardous Waste
• Light Bulbs
• Medical Waste- none is accepted
• Microwave Trays
• Mirrors and windows
• Motor Oil- or any other fluids, no empty containers can be accepted
• Paints or any chemicals
• Propane Containers
• Porcelain of any kind
• Styrofoam Peanuts
• Tissue and Papers Towels with used food waste cannot be accepted
• VHS cassettes or any type of electronics
• Wire of any kind- no coat hangers
• Used Utensils and Paper Plates

 

 

 

 

 
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