Recycling is important to keep Maplewood a greener place to live, work, and play. Improving recycling also helps to reduce our township's waste disposal costs.
Our Facility at 359 Boyden Avenue is open to Maplewood residents only.
Hours of operation: Monday - Friday from 8:00am to 3:00pm, Saturday 8:00am to 12:00pm
The facility is for residential use only.
Attention Maplewood Residents
NO plastic bags will be accepted as a recyclable material. This includes plastic lawn bags, supermarket bags, and even the clear “recycling bags”.
As plastic bags have become a major contaminant in the industry, the Township will no longer collect any visible plastic bags, or recyclables placed within plastic bags. All plastic bags should be disposed of with your regular household waste. Any items placed in plastic bags will be left at the curbside and remain uncollected.
The Maplewood Department of Public Works facility at 359 Boyden Avenue accepts electronics for recycling from Maplewood and South Orange residents on a daily basis during regular facility hours.
Please utilize the large container labeled for electronic recycling on the left side as you pull in our gates. The back of the container is open--please walk your items into the container as far back as possible.
Maplewood residents may also bring their electronics to South Orange at 300 Walton Road on the specified collection dates provided on their website. Please see the link below for dates.
Electronic Items Accepted At the Recycling Center
- CRT TV's & Monitors
- Microwaves, Toaster Ovens
- LCD, LED, & Plasma TV's
- LCD, LED Monitor's
- Computers (desktop, laptop)
- Servers, Modems, Routers
- Audio & Video Equipment
- Hard Drives
- Metal Cased Audio
- Cable Boxes
- Printers, Toner Cartridges
- Cell Phones, Pagers, Chargers
- Copy Machines, Fax Machines, Scanners
- Rechargeable Batteries (Ni-Cad)
Electronic Items Not Accepted At the Recycling Center
- Alkaline Batteries
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Materials Containing Liquids
- Radioactive materials
- PCB Containing Materials
- CDs, DVDs, VHS Tapes, or Cassette Tapes
- Light Bulbs (LED, CFL, Incandescent)
- Scavenged CRT TV's Monitors (containing broken glass or broken housing)
- Mercury Containing Devices (thermostats, medical devices, thermometers)
Every Monday for sections 1,2,3
Every Tuesday for sections 4,5,6
In order to ensure recyclable items are collected, please be sure to place them curbside the evening before the scheduled collection. Recyclable materials may be placed curbside no earlier than 5:00pm on the day prior to collection and no later than 6:30am on the day of collection. Residents should remove receptacles from curbside on the day of collection no later than 7:00 pm.
Recyclables are "co-mingled". Recyclables should be put in reusable containers, and never in plastic bags of any kind. In order to prevent recyclables from blowing away during high wind conditions, containers should be covered with a lid, and cardboard boxes should be tied or taped together. This will ensure all recyclables are collected, while keeping the streets of Maplewood free of litter.
If any of the following Holidays fall on a collection day: New Year's Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, or Christmas, collections will be on the following day after the Holiday. For any other Holiday (not listed) that falls on a collection day, collections will remain on the scheduled day.
Private Entity Recycling
All commercial or institutional sources should enter into contracts or otherwise arrange for the disposal of recyclable materials by means of private disposal. At no time should any commercial or institutional source leave recyclable materials at the curb, or dispose of materials at the Public Works Facility.
Please see below for recycling guidelines and township sections map.
Maplewood Recycling Guidelines - English
Maplewood Recycling Guidelines - Spanish
Maplewood Recycling Guidelines - Creole
Maplewood Township Sections Map
In addition to commonplace items such as cardboard, aluminum, and glass/plastic bottles, we also recycle other materials at the public works yard; please see below for further instruction.
Click here for a guide to paint disposal: Safe Paint Disposal Maplewood
Air Conditioner Disposal
Residents may dispose of air conditioners at the public works yard without removing any remaining Freon from the unit. All air conditioner units dropped off at the public works yard are to be placed on the curb beside the yellow canister used to recycle used motor oil.
Used automotive batteries can be dropped off by residents for recycling at the public works yard. All used batteries should be placed on the curb besides the yellow motor oil canister. Regular batteries are no longer accepted as recycling--please dispose of regular batteries in your garbage.
Pouring used cooking oil down your kitchen sink, or toilet, will lead to blockages in your plumbing system, as well as the Township’s sewer system. When a blockage happens, it could lead to sewage backing up into your, or a neighbors home. There is a large container on premises in which you can easily dispose of your used cooking oil in a safe and eco-friendly method.
Motor oil can be disposed of in a large yellow canister on premises.
Used Clothing Drop-Off Shed
Used clothing is accepted at the Recycling Center. Receipts are available so donated clothing can be claimed as a tax deduction.
- All clothing
- Stuffed Toys
Items Not Accepted
- Fabric Scraps
- Household Goods
Please keep in mind air conditioner, battery, clothing, and oil recycling services are drop-off only. This feature is for residential use only; commercial businesses are not permitted to dispose of any materials at the public works yard.
Scrap Metal Disposal
Scrap metal can be left next to the yellow canister marked for oil disposal. If the item is too large or heavy for you to transport, please call the Maplewood Department of Public Works at (973) 762-1175 to schedule a curbside pickup.
Washing Machines & Dishwashers
If you cannot transport the item yourself, the Maplewood Department of Public Works will pick up old washing machines and dishwashers. Simply call us at (973) 762-1175 to schedule an appointment for pick up. Once the appointment is set please be sure to place the item curbside the night prior to pick up.
For any further questions or concerns please call the Department of Public Works at (973) 762-1175.