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Recycling Materials

Materials Accepted
CansAluminum Containers (Recycling – All together in one can) Rinse and commingle with recyclables
Brown BagsBrown Paper Bags (Recycling – All together in one can)     Commingle with other recyclables
Paper BoardChipboard/Paperboard (Recycling – All together in one can) Commingle with other recyclables.  Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carrier, cereal, pasta, tissue boxes, paper towel rolls.
CardboardCorrugated Cardboard (Recycling – All together in one can) Flatten and mix with other recyclables, no need to tie or bundle
Glass

Glass Containers (Recycling – All together in one can) Remove lids, rinse and commingle with recyclables.  Metal lids may be placed in container separately.

PaperMixed Office Paper (Recycling – All together in one can) Mix with other recyclables.
News PaperNewspaper (Recycling – All together in one can) Mix with other recyclables and do not tie or bundle.
Junk MailOther Paper/Mag./JunkMail (Recycling)  Commingle with other paper in reusable container or brown paper bag.
Plastic 1Plastic #1 (PETE) Food and Beverage Containers (Recycling – All together in one can) Empty, rinse, and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not place cap/lip back on container.

Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling – All together in one can) Rinse, empty liquids and commingle with recyclable mix.  Do not place cap back on container.

Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles (Recycling – All together in one can) Rinse, empty liquids, and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on container.
Plastic 2Plastic #2 (HDPE) Food and Beverage Containers (Recycling – All together in one can) Empty, Rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on container.

Plastic #4 (LDPE) Food and Beverage Containers (Recycling – All together in one can)   Rinse, empty liquids, and commingle        with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on container.

Plastic #5 (PP) Food and Beverage Containers (Recycling - All together in one can)   Rinse, empty liquids, and commingle with   recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on container.

Plastic #7 (OTHER) Food and Beverage Containers(Recycling All together in one can)   Rinse, empty liquids, and commingle   with recyclable mix. Do not place cap back on container.

Large Rigid Plastics  Accepted only at the recycling center” and not at curbside.

TiresTires (Recycling)  Accepted at recycling center.
Polyboard/Drink Boxes (Recycling All together in one can) Empty and mix with other recyclables.
Steel

Steel Containers Boxes (Recycling All together in one can) Rinse, Commingle with recyclables.  Aerosol cans must be empty and plastic caps removed and discarded.

Telephone Books Boxes (RecyclingAll together in one can) Also include paperback and softcover books.   Do not include hardcover books.

AppliancesWhite Goods & Light Iron (Recycling)  Accepted at recycling center. To be picked up at curbside by DPW, a $10 sticker required. Sold at Town Hall.


  


MUA Issues Guidelines for Proper Preparation of Shredded Paper

The Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority has issued new guidelines for the proper preparation of shredded paper in those municipalities that participate in the MCMUA’s “all-in-one” single-stream curbside recycling collection program.

The guidelines, which apply to Boonton, Boonton Township, Chatham Township, Chester Borough, Denville, East Hanover, Florham Park, Hanover, Mendham Borough, Mendham Township, Mine Hill, Morris Plains, Netcong, Rockaway Borough and Wharton, are designed to make the recycling process more efficient, said Kathleen Hourihan, Morris County recycling coordinator.

“First and foremost, as little paper as possible should be shredded - only those pieces of paper with information on them that you don’t want others to see,” Hourihan said. “The less shredded paper there is in the recycling stream, the better it is for the recycling process.” Because shredded paper is so small, it doesn’t get sorted with other paper, and it winds up in the trash at the end of the system, she said.

As for the other guidelines, Hourihan said:

●All shredded paper that will be set at curbside for collection or that will be deposited at a local recycling center should be put into clear or light-colored plastic bags, such as grocery bags.

●Dark-colored trash bags should not be used.

●Tie knots to securely close the top of the bag.

●Do not put any other paper, recyclables or trash into the plastic bags containing shredded paper.

Hourihan stressed the only plastic bags that are to be put into recycling receptacles in the “all-in-one” single-stream curbside municipalities are those containing shredded paper. “We will greatly appreciate everyone following the new guidelines, which will result in a much higher quality of recyclable material,” she added.

More information about recycling is available online on the Morris County Municipal Utilities Authority website,
 http://www.mcmua.com/, or by calling the MCMUA at 973-285-8395.

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Anthony Pisano,
Feb 25, 2014, 8:01 PM