Recycling items must be loose in carts, not in plastic bags, otherwise the cart will not be collected.
Recycling turns materials that would otherwise become waste, into valuable resources. Recycling is easy and can make a big difference for our community.
Recycling is mandatory for all Township residences, schools, organization and businesses.
"WHEN IN DOUBT, THROW IT OUT"
Middletown strives to decrease the contaminants in the recycling process, therefore, if there is a doubt whether an item is recyclable, it is best to throw it in the garbage.
Collection is every other Wednesday for each Zone. Please check the calendar for next collection day.
All recycling must be inside of the Township-provided blue carts for collection. Anything outside of the carts will not be collected.
Recycling materials are collected curbside in a single stream process (glass, cans, cardboard, newspaper together and loose in the same cart, etc.). Recycling in plastic bags WILL NOT be collected. Violators may be fined. Please rinse your recyclables and remove caps. They can be discarded in the garbage.
Cardboard is a recyclable item, it is not considered bulk, regardless of size. It must be broken down and inside the blue cart for collection.
Carts must have 4 feet of clearance (from mailboxes, basketball hoops, additional Township carts, vehicles, etc.) on all sides as the garbage truck uses a mechanical arm, otherwise it may not be collected. Mailboxes, basketball hoops, etc. that extend into the roadway are the responsibility of the resident, if damaged during collection.
Recycling will not be collected on New Years day, Thanksgiving day and Christmas day. Should your recycling day fall on one of these, it will be collected on the following Saturday.
Middletown Recycling Center:
The Recycling Center is located at 52 Kanes Lane, off of State Highway 35 North. The facility is open to Middletown residents only. Hours are 8:30AM-4:30PM daily, except Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
The Recycling Center does not accept single stream recycling or recycling in plastic bags.
Recyclable materials must be separated as follows:
* Glass containers and aluminum/tin cans can be co-mingled into the available container;
* Newspaper, mixed paper and cardboard must be separated into the associated container for each material.
Shredded paper is no longer recyclable, unless you attend a Monmouth County shredding event. Otherwise, please dispose of your shredded paper in the garbage.