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Temporary Change in Bulk Collection in North and South Zones Through July 9th

Solterra, the Township's garbage contractor, is currently training staff after being heavily impacted by COVID-19. Due to these staffing issues, North and South Zone bulk collection will continue to take place on the Saturday after your regular recycling day through July 9th. Please see the bulk collection dates below for June and the beginning of July. 

For more information about changes to your garbage, recycling, and bulk collection schedules, please download the Recycle Coach app on your mobile devices.   

For additional updates, you can also visit www.middletownnj.org and the Township's social media channels on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

June/July Bulk Collection Dates

  • June 5 – Bulk North
  • June 12 – Bulk South
  • June 19 – Bulk North
  • June 26 – Bulk South
  • July 3 – Bulk North

Please use the RECYCLE COACH app for more information.

To Bulk or Not to Bulk?

That is the question.  Here is the answer:

The following items are NOT considered bulk and ARE RECYCLABLE:

o    Metal items (BBQ grills, weight benches & weights, bed rails, etc.)

o    Rigid & Heavy Plastics (coolers, children’s toys & playhouses, plastic sheds, etc.) 

o    Household Appliances (refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, AC units, etc.)

o    Electronics (TVs, computers, stereos, cell phones, etc.)

o    Styrofoam

o    Yard Waste (brush & leaves)

These items MUST be recycled by bringing them to the Recycling Center on  Kanes Lane or by calling DPW to have them picked-up curbside for a fee (yard waste and styrofoam excluded).  Please do not place these items curbside with regular recycling or bulk.


The following items are NOT considered bulk and are NOT RECYCLED at Kanes Lane:

o    Construction & Demolition Debris (lumber, concrete, bricks, asphalt, drywall, etc.)

o    Landscaping Debris (dirt, gravel, stone, concrete pavers, wood ties, etc.)

These items MUST be disposed of at the proper solid waste or recycling facilities.  

Please note that cardboard (not matter how large) is not considered bulk, it must be recycled (broken down and placed inside your blue Township-provided recycling cart).

Bulk items are typically furniture and mattresses (which must be wrapped in plastic to be collected).  

Please note: The disposal of mattresses has become a concern due to bedbugs being found on numerous occasions. To protect sanitation workers, residents are required to wrap the mattresses and/or box springs in plastic sheets, secured with duct tape for curbside bulk collection.  Plastic wrapping or plastic bags must be sufficient to cover all exposed areas of the mattress and box spring. If this requirement is not complied with, these items will not be picked up and shall be removed from the curbside until the items comply with this requirement.  Plastic wrapping for these items can be found at your local home improvement store.

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