***IMPORTANT RECYCLING NOTICE***
Due to the recent spike in COVID cases, the MCIA has been working closely with Solterra and monitoring any affects it has on curbside recycling pick up. Unfortunately Solterra’s workforce has been severely impacted by COVID, as has every industry across the nation.
During this time of unprecedented hardship, the recycling may not be picked up on the scheduled day and the normal 24 hour recovery pick up of the materials may also be delayed another day or so depending upon the route and staff availability. Your patience and understanding are appreciated!
North Brunswick Township has contracted with the Middlesex County Improvement Authority (MCIA) to perform the curbside recycling collection and the processing recycling using a “single stream” program. This means that residents can put all their recycling together in the container. Residents are free to continue to separate their recycling if they chose to do so.
Each resident is to purchase their own recycling container, the Township does not provide them. Any color of recycling container is allowed and the size of container must not be more than 32 gallons in size or weigh over 50 pounds. Residents must place recycling out the night before (or no later than 6 a.m.) on collection day.
Did you know…
You can use any style container, including old garbage cans, for recyclables.
There are four major components to curbside recycling:
|Co-mingled Recyclables |
Glass bottles, jars, plastic containers, aluminum cans, steel cans, and tin cans.Please do not include plastic or paper bags with your recycling materials.
|Mixed Paper |
Mixed paper includes mail, envelopes, catalogs, magazines, office paper and used books.
|Newspaper Newspapers must be tied in bundles no more than 12 inches high.||Cardboard|
Layered cardboard with a center that is shaped into ridges, folds or grooves (such as shipping boxes and the packaging for most appliances or larger household items. Flatten the cardboard and tie the sheets into stacks no larger than 48 inches square and 48 inches high and bundles should not weigh more than 40 lbs.• Non-wax-coated food and cereal boxes, tissue boxes, shoe boxes, and gift boxes.
Have a question about the recycling schedule and specific guidelines?
Please call DPW at (732) 297-1134.