Curbside Recycling Tips

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DO NOT place recyclables in plastic bags (except shredded paper)

Avoid Turning Your Recyclables Into Litter on a Windy Day

  • Use a lid to prevent the wind from blowing material out.
  • If your material does not fit into one container, use more than one so that loose material is not sticking out.
  • Flatten corrugated cardboard boxes and stack them into one unflattened box. Do not leave loose boxes on the ground.



Use Properly Sized Containers

  • The weight limit for a single container is 50 pounds when full.
  • It is recommended that containers be no larger than 32 gallons each to avoid exceeding the weight limit.
  • Containers must have handles.
  • Retail stores now sell recycling carts with wheels that are too big. They will exceed the 50 pound weight limit when full. Do not use these large 64 and 95 gallon carts.

Only Recycle What is Acceptable

Be careful to follow the recycling guidelines as advertised by your town and view the MCMUA website. There are specific guidelines regarding the materials that are and are not acceptable.

Your cooperation with these guidelines is greatly appreciated. If you have questions please call your town’s recycling coordinator or the MCMUA at 973-285-8394. For more information on Morris county’ s recycling resource, view
MCMUA.