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Posted on: March 12, 2021

Town-wide Plastic Film Recycling Challenge

Millburn Township logo over beige background with recycling information

6/8 Update:

The Town Yard is halting plastic bag recycling collections as part of the town-wide plastic film recycling challenge due to capacity limits being reached. 

The Department of Public Works brought the recycled bags to a retailer that participated in the recycling challenge, coordinated by Trex, however that retailer has halted their participation. It is recommended that residents bring reusable bags when they shop and recycle plastic film bags at local retailers that accept them for recycling. 

4/9 Update:

Please be advised that the plastic-film collection bins previously located at Town Hall, the Millburn Library, Millburn High School and Kings are being relocated today to the Town Yard, within the salt dome.

  • Remember – all plastic must be clean, dry and free of any residue! 
  • Please do NOT bring Styrofoam, plastic bottles or plastic food/take-out containers to the bins.

Residents may access the Yard by using the Main Street/Old Short Hills Road entrance. For more information about the Town Yard and yard policies, visit the Public Works Guide.

A town-wide plastic film recycling challenge kicked off in Millburn Township  Monday, March 15! Residents are challenged to collect a total of 500lbs (about 40,500 bags!) of plastic film waste over a six (6) month period.

To participate, bring your items to any of the four (4) plastic film-only collection bins in the following locations:

  • Town Hall (inside the building)
  • Millburn Library (outside near entrance)
  • Millburn High School (outside under the blue awning)
  • Kings on Morris Turnpike (outside near entrance)

Accepted items include grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, dry cleaning bags, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, plastic shipping envelopes, resealable food storage bags, cereal bags, case overwraps, salt bags, pallet wrap, stretch film, wood pellet bags and produce bags.

Remember – all plastic must be clean, dry and free of food residue!

Please do not bring plastic bottles to the collection bins.

Recycling these plastic film items helps keep harmful waste out of landfills. If we reach the 500lb goal, our vendor Trex will turn the recycled plastic film into a bench for our community. The program will end on September 15, 2021. This program is being organized by resident and Millburn High School student, Julia Nieman, in partnership with Trex.

White recycling box with green and beige recycling poster


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