1 2017 RECYCLING GUIDE AND CURBSIDE COLLECTION GUIDE . ACCEPTED RECYCLABLE ITEMS MIDDLESEX. COUNTY. CURBSIDE COLLECTION. RECYCLING . CONTAINERS. Containers used for single-stream collection in the MCIA's NEWSPAPER & MIXED PAPER SERVICE information . 2017. program include: A rectangular blue container with lid Newspaper, magazines, catalogs, junk mail, brown paper bags, (800) 488-6242 (MCIA). nonmetallic wrapping paper, office records, computer paper, file A round blue container folders, receipts, telephone books, softcover books, hardcover Municipal RECYCLING schedules available at Write your name and address on the containers.
2 Place your books, greeting cards, paperboard, such as non-wax-coated recyclables in the containers and put the containers out on food and cereal boxes, pizza boxes, tissue boxes, shoe boxes the curb before 6 on your collection day. and gift boxes. Collection times are subject to change, and all materials MCIA DIVISION OF RECYCLING . must be ready for pick-up by 6 If you have more newspaper and mixed paper than you can fit in your container, place the overflow in brown paper grocery 55 Edgeboro Road NOT ACCEPTED! bags (not plastic grocery bags).
3 Additional newspaper may be East Brunswick, NJ 08816. Recyclables in plastic bags bundled, tied and placed next to your container. Phone: (800) 488-MCIA. Recyclables in containers not at the curb, such as those left near the house, garage or at the top of the driveway NOT ACCEPTED! Fax: (732) 628-0338. Newspaper and mixed paper in plastic bags or paper leaf bags Email: Replacement Containers: If your containers are lost, stolen or broken, replacement containers can be purchased from Edward J. Windas, RECYCLING Manager your municipal RECYCLING coordinator.
4 The phone number is CARDBOARD/PAPERBOARD. listed in the municipal section of this brochure. We sell these Corrugated cardboard, layered cardboard with a center that is containers to your municipality at the same price we pay the MCIA ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE. shaped into ridges, folds or grooves (such as shipping boxes manufacturer. and the packaging for most appliances or larger household 101 Interchange Plaza Ste. 202. New Homeowners: Contact your municipal RECYCLING items). Flatten, bundle and securely tie the cardboard and Cranbury, NJ 08512.
5 Coordinator within three months of moving in to obtain free tie the sheets into stacks no larger than 48 inches square Phone: (609) 655-5141. containers. Contact numbers can be found in the municipal and 12 inches high. These items may be placed next to section of this brochure. RECYCLING containers. Fax: (609) 655-4748. Email: CUSTOMER SERVICE PLEDGE NOT ACCEPTED! Website: Cardboard in bundles larger than 48 inches square The Middlesex County Improvement Authority strives to Cardboard in plastic bags provide the best quality of services to ensure our residents MCIA BOARD.
6 And patrons have a satisfactory experience. Should you have NOTE: The maximum number of RECYCLING bundles of cardboard any questions, concerns or compliments, feel free to contact and/or paper bags of mixed paper that the collector will pick up Leonard J. Roseman, Chairman from individual households, each collection, is six (6). the RECYCLING Manager at Robert J. Mantz CANS, BOTTLES AND PLASTIC Anthony Raczynski THE NEW REUSE-IT BOOK Paul Abbey COMMINGLED RECYCLABLES Art rendered by second grader Nagsai Kodali of Plainsboro P iscataway The New Reuse-It Book is a GUIDE to area locations where Place metal cans, glass and plastic bottles in an appropriate Richard Zangara Middlesex County residents can freecycle or donate their container.
7 Any overflow can be placed in your own unlidded plastic or metal container (no larger than 32 gallons in H. James Polos, Executive Director unwanted goods for reuse. The MCIA has made this most recent edition available online at for capacity or exceeding 50 pounds in weight). Please do not Carol Bellante, Freeholder & MCIA Liaison overfill containers. RECYCLING anyone who would like electronic access to the most up- to-date information . If interested in a free printed copy Metal: Tin, steel, aluminum and bimetal cans (such as soda, MIDDLESEX COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS.)
8 Or possible inclusion in the next edition, contact MCIA beer, canned pet food, soup and tuna cans). Rinse the cans Ronald G. Rios, Freeholder Director Public information Officer, Maria Prato, by emailing mp@ and crush them to maximize capacity. We take the lids too. Carol Bellante, Deputy Freeholder Director Glass: Glass bottles and jars of all colors (such as juice, soda, Kenneth Armwood GUIDE beer and liquor bottles, mayonnaise and spaghetti sauce jars). Charles Kenny E-CYCLING Rinse the bottles and jars. Remove and dispose of lids.
9 Shanti Narra Plastic: #1 PETE and #2 HDPE containers (such as milk and Charles E. Tomaro By law, most consumer electronics, including personal juice jugs, water bottles, laundry detergent, shampoo and soda computers (desktops and laptops), monitors and televisions bottles). Check the bottom of the container to make sure the Blanquita B. Valenti are not allowed in the trash. Check with your municipality's plastic is either #1 PETE or #2 HDPE. Rinse the containers and Department of Public Works to inquire if they maintain crush them to maximize capacity.
10 Remove and dispose of caps. Requests for assistance or materials in alternate a RECYCLING drop-off and if these items are acceptable. NOT ACCEPTED! plastic toys formats should be directed to For additional drop-off locations, please contact the New drinking glasses plastic packaging Maria Prato by phone at (609) 655-5141, Jersey Department of Environmental Protection at (866) window glass aluminum foil mirrors through the New Jersey Relay Service at 337-5669 or the Middlesex County Division of Solid Waste gardening or garage plastics Pyrex glassware polystyrene or Styrofoam (800) 852-7899 or by email at Management at (732) 745-4170.