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Rockaway Borough Recycling Depot
21-25 Union Street - DPW Garage
Rockaway,  NJ   07866
Tel: (973) 627-2000   Fax: (973) 627-8294
WWW: www.rockawayborough.com
Town: Rockaway Borough
  • Hours: Mon., Wed., Fri. - 9-2, Sat. 9-12
  • Limitations: This facility is open to Rockaway Borough residents, businesses and institutions.
  • Facility Type: Municipal Recycling Depot

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Acceptable Material - Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One

Aluminum Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Rinse thoroughly (no residue allowed) and commingle with container mix (bottles and cans).
Brown Paper Bags (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other paper.
Chipboard/Paperboard (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other paper. Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carriers, cereal, pasta and facial tissue boxes, paper towel rolls.
Corrugated Cardboard (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Flatten and mix with other paper, and do not bundle or tie.
Glass Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Remove lids, rinse the glass and commingle with recyclables. Put metal lids into container; do not put metal lids back onto glass bottles and jars.
Newspaper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Mix with other paper, and do not tie or bundle.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with bottle and can mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with bottle and can mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with bottle and can mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with bottle and can mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #4 (LDPE) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with bottle and can mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #5 (PP) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with bottle and can mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #7 (OTHER) Food/Bev. Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with bottle and can mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Polyboard/Drink Boxes (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty and mix with other bottle and can mixture. Do not place into paper container.
Shredded Paper (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) If recycling shredded paper with in the MCMUA's "all-in-one" single-stream recycling collection program, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed.
Steel (Tin) Containers (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with bottle and can mix. Aerosol cans must be empty. Remove plastic cap/lids, and put them into the garbage.
Telephone Books (Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Also include paperback or softcover books. Do not include hardcover books.

Acceptable Material - Recycling

Batteries (Dry Cell) (Recycling) Place inside the recycling shed. Rechargeable batteries only as alkalines are safe to place in the regular garbage. Make sure battery are individually wrapped or the terminals are taped to prevent electrical shorting and fires.
Books (Hard Cover) (Recycling) Please place into the New Lagacy Book recycling bin. Please keep covers on the books and keep books dry. Please do not bring wet or moldy books and no encyclopedias. Also accepts soft-cover books in the same bin for recycling.
E-Waste - Computers, TVs, etc. (Recycling)

A drop-off receptacle for the disposal of home electronics is now available at the Recycling Center. Accepted electronics include the following: televisions, computers, monitors, laptops, computer peripherals such as keyboards and mice, fax machines, VCRs and radios. Absolutely no curbside collection.

Fluorescent Light Bulbs (Recycling) Package them to avoid breakage. Place inside the recycling shed. Use the boxes the new bulbs came in.
Freon (Chloro-FloroCarbon) (Recycling) Freon Appliances can be recycled at the recycling depot but first need to be registered at town hall and pay $15 for a receipt to bring with freon appliances to the depot for recycling.
Plastic - Large Rigid (Recycling) Place in the container designated for Large Rigid Plastics, do not mix with single-stream recyclables.
Scrap Metal (Recycling) Container avaialable for drop off of appliances and other metal items. Freon Appliances need to be registered at town hall and pay $15 for a receipt to bring with freon appliances to the depot for recycling.
Textiles (Recycling) Bring to recycling center in plastic bags to keep dry and managable. Includes textiles, used clothing linens and toys.

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