Notice on Plastic Bags

The Township of Millburn is alerting all residents and commercial properties serviced by Giordano Co., the solid waste and recycling hauler for the Township, that recyclables placed in any plastic bags, black or clear, will not be collected. All recyclables in plastic bags will be left at the curb. Changes in the recycling market have prompted stricter quality standards and an emphasis on the reduction of contaminants in the recycling stream. Although single-use plastic bags may depict a recycling symbol, they are not recyclable in a single-stream facility.

View Accepted Single Stream Recyclables (PDF)

Do Not Bag Recyclables
Empty All Containers Before Recycling

Millburn operates a Single Stream recycling program. Items placed at the curb must be clean and dry, and secured in clearly marked recycling bins. Grocery bags are not acceptable. Single Stream Recycling stickers are available for residents to pick up at the Department of Public Works and Town Hall.

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Single Stream recycling allows for the collection of all recyclable materials on the same day, in the same container.

Collection Schedule
Zone 1: Monday
Zone 2: Tuesday
Zone 3: Wednesday
Zone 4: Thursday
Zone 5: Friday
Zone 6: Saturday

Department of Public Works (DPW) Holiday Schedule: There will be no vegetative and leaf collections on the following dates:
New Year's Day
Martin Luther King Day
President's Day
Memorial Day
4th of July
Labor Day
Christmas Day

Accepted Single Stream Recycling Materials

Clear (Flint), Brown (Amber),Green (Emerald) Glass
Clean Food Containers and Jars
Soft Drink, Beer, Wine and Liquor Bottles

Plastic Number 1, 2, and 5
Make sure plastic products are clean before recycling
Plastic bags may be recycled at retail stores. These bags can shut down an entire recycling plant and must be kept out of our recycling bins. 

Tin, Bimetal and Aluminum Products
Aluminum Cans (Soup, Veggie, Coffee Cans, etc.)

Brown paper bags
Colored paper/Computer printouts
Flattened Cardboard (Cereal and Snack Boxes)
Holiday gift wrap
Junk Mail
Paperboard (Dairy and Juice Cartons)
Phone Books
*Shredded paper is not accepted in single-stream

Please remember to place all recycling in a separate, clearly marked reusable recycling container.

Items Accepted at the Town Yard

Polystyrene (Styrofoam)
The Department of Public Works (DPW) Recycling Center houses a large container clearly marked for the collection of select polystyrene. Residents should bring their polystyrene to the Recycling Center at 345 Essex Street during operating hours: Monday-Friday 8:30 am to 2:30pm and Saturday 8 am to 12 pm. For this recycling program, all polystyrene must be white, clean and dry. Not accepted are egg containers, any polystyrene that is not white, has tape, stickers or cardboard attached or is wrapped in plastic or paper. Dirty or wet polystyrene and packing peanuts will not be accepted.

The following items can be recycled at the DPW Recycling Center:
Answering Machines
Video Equipment
Cell Phones
Printers, Faxes & Scanners

*For a complete list of items accepted at the Public Works Yard, see Page 3 of the DPW Pamphlet (PDF).

Recycling Documents