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Morris Plains
Curbside Recycling

The MCMUA provides curbside recycling collection service for Morris Plains residents every Tuesday. Collection does not occur on major holidays. Morris Plains switched to weekly collection on Tuesdays beginning in July 2016. Prior to that collection was every other Tuesday.

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Material Accepted For Curbside Recycling Collection by the MCMUA and Preparation Instructions

For the Borough of Morris Plains, the MCMUA collects single-stream mixed recyclables. This means that aluminum, glass bottles and jars, steel cans and plastic containers can be mixed with recyclable paper including newspaper, corrugated cardboard, junk mail, office paper, magazines, cartons, etc., for curbside collection. Additionally, none of the newspaper or cardboard needs to be bundled or tied. There is still a 50-pound weight limit on the recycling container put out at curbside for collection by the MCMUA.

Morris Plains also operates Reimer Recycling Center, or depot where certain recyclables can be dropped off for recycling. Click here to read about Reimer Recycling Center.

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Aluminum Containers
(Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Rinse thoroughly (no residue allowed) and commingle with recyclables.
Brown Paper Bags
(Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables.
Chipboard/Paperboard
(Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Commingle with other recyclables. 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 recyclables, 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 recyclables, and do not tie or bundle.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles
(Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Food/Bev. Containers
(Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles
(Recycling - Single-Stream - All-In-One) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable 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 recyclable 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 recyclable 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 recyclable 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 recyclable mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto containers. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
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 recyclables. 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.

 
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