Recycling is Mandatory.
Recycling is collected curbside in single stream process and is also available for drop off at either the Kanes Lane Recycling Center or Middletown Train Station Recycling Area. Drop off locations are for Middletown residents only.
All Township residences, schools, organization and businesses are required to recycle. Recyclable material MUST be separated from garbage. Garbage that includes recyclable materials WILL NOT be collected. Recycling in plastic bags WILL NOT be collected. Violators may be fined.
Comprehensive Recyclable Materials Chart
There is NO recycling collection on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day. Recycling will be collected on the following business day.
Curbside (Single Stream) Collection:
Recycling materials are collected curbside in a single stream process (glass, cans, cardboard, etc.) may be placed in the same container for pick up on your scheduled recycling day.
Recycling should be placed curbside the night before collection in a covered container no larger than 45-gallons with a maximum weight of 50 pounds. Also, please remember that recyclables can not be mixed with regular garbage.
Recycling in plastic bags WILL NOT be picked up.
Recycling Curbside Collection Schedule by Zone
Items Accepted: Aluminum, tin cans, cardboard (boxes broken down), glass containers, mixed paper (junk mail, brown paper bags, catalogs, cereal boxes, construction paper, envelopes, magazines, office paper, soft cover books, wrapping paper, newspaper, plastic bottles only with the #1, 2 or 5 symbols on the bottom.
Items Accepted when scheduled and fees paid: Refrigerators ($25), air conditioning units ($25), dehumidifiers ($25), stoves ($20), washers ($20), dryers ($20), TV ($20 - maximum of 2 TVs), and basic metal parts ($20).
Items Not Accepted: Aluminum foil, pie tins, aluminum trays and cookware, food-contaminated cardboard (pizza boxes), waxed cardboard, electronics, glass dishware, light bulbs, ceramics, window glass, food wrappers, paper plates, hardcover books, any products used for food or personal hygiene, newspaper used for pets or household products, appliances, dehumidifiers, heavy plastics (trash cans, buckets, storage containers, coolers, children's toys, play equipment), motor oil, scrap metal, tires, construction equipment, rubber or vinyl products, aerosol cans, paint cans, paint thinners, bolts/nuts/screws, wire hangers, fence posts, tree stumps, plywood, railroad ties, grass clippings, rechargeable batteries, and plastic bottles with the #3, 4 or 6 on the bottom.
Kanes Lane Recycling Center:
The Township Recycling Center is located at 52 Kanes Lane, off of Highway 35. The facility is open to Middletown residents only.
The Kanes Lane Recycling Center does not accept single stream recycling at this time. Recyclable materials brought to these locations must be separated. Glass containers and aluminum/tin cans can be co-mingled into the available container; Newsprint, mixed paper and cardboard must be separated into the associated container for each material.
Items accepted: Aluminum, tin cans, cardboard (boxes broken down), electronics (computers, copies, DVD players, fax machines, printers, stereos, telephones, TVs (maximum of 2), VCRs), microwaves, glass containers, mixed paper (junk mail, brown paper bags, catalogs, cereal boxes, construction paper, envelopes, wrapping paper, soft cover books, office paper), magazines, newspaper (tied with twine); heavy plastics (trash cans, buckets, storage containers, coolers children's toys, play equipment), motor oil (10 gallon max), scrap metal), window frames, non-Freon appliances, outdoor grills, and plastic bottles only with the #1, 2 or 5 symbol on the bottom.
Items accepted with fee: Refrigerators ($10), air conditioning units ($10), dehumidifiers ($10), automobile tires less than 17-inch rim diameter ($2/off-rim, $3/on-rim); pick up truck tires ($7 off-rim only); SUV tires ($7 off-rim only)
Items not accepted: Aluminum foil, pie tins, aluminum trays, cookware, food contaminated cardboard (pizza boxes), glass dishware, lightbulbs, ceramics, window glass, food wrappers, paper plates, any paper products used for food or personal hygiene, hardcover books, newspaper used for pet waste or household projects, rubber products, vinyl products, aerosol cans, paint cans, paint thinners, bolts/nuts/screws, fence posts, tree stumps, plywood, railroad ties, grass clippings, PVC piping, acrylic carpet protector, rechargeable batteries, and plastic bottles with the #3, 4 or 6 on the bottom.
The Middletown Train Station parking lot contains a fenced recycling area, located in the southernmost portion of the parking lot, near the entrance/exit from Middletown-Lincroft Road. It is open 24 hours to township residents only.
This location accepts glass, cans and plastic bottles only with #1, 2 or 5 symbol on the bottom. All items must be sorted by type. This facility does not accept single stream. All other materials must be disposed of curbside or brought to the Kanes Lane Recycling Center.