Transfer Station Schedule
Solid Waste Material Data Sheet
Activity Type: Recycling
Management Issues: Waste Generation Information;
1.13 million tons or 0.54% by weight.*
620,000 tons of soft drink bottles.*
330,000 tons of custom bottles.*
180,000 tons of non-bottle packaging.*
7.2 pounds of PET bottles per person.*
8.5 pounds of all PET products per person.*
USA Recycling Information:
330,000 tons for a 34.7% bottle recycling rate.*
286,000 tons for a 26% bottle recycling rate in 1996.
(Industry data based on clear flake used for final product and export.). Other PET packages and products are recycled only minimally. Source Reduction Information:
The PET soft drink bottle is 28% lighter than it was 20 years ago.
Recycling Market (Closing the Loop) Information:
The fiber market, which uses recycled PET bottles for carpet, clothing, and other fiber uses, is recycled PET's primary market. Recycled PET also can be used for food and beverage containers. Export markets are becoming increasingly important. End-Market Specifications:
PET bottles fall under ISRI Guidelines for Plastic Scrap: P-97. These include specifications for soft drink bottles separated by color or mixed together; mixed soft drink and custom bottles; and mixed bottles with jars, tubs, trays, etc. Contamination is limited to 2%, and PET cannot be stored outdoors for more than six months unless it is covered with UV-resistant materials.
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC), which has almost the same specific gravity as PET, is a major contaminant. PVC bottles can be inadvertently mixed with PET bottles because they look alike or through inclusion of bottle caps with PVC liners. A mechanical system can be used to separate out PVC. SOURCES:
Chas Miller, senior manager of hauling and recycling for the Environmental Industry Associations (Washington, D.C.).
American Plastics Council (Washington, D.C.)
Characterization of Municipal Solid Waste in the United States: 1996 Update, U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste, 1997 1993 Update, U.S. EPA, Office of Solid Waste, 1994 Measurement Standards and Reporting Guidelines, National Recycling Coalition (Alexandria, Va.)
Modern Plastics National Association for Plastic Container Recovery (Charlotte, N.C.)
Scrap Specifications Circular 1997, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (Washington, D.C.)
Waste Age's Recycling Times
Waste Recyclers Council (Washington, D.C.)
- Handling Tips: Take off all caps and lids. They are likely to be contaminants. Crush bottles to fit more into storage containers.
Regulations: Recycled Content Information
Rare in soda bottles, although its use has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
- Click for additional on-site information regarding Plastic #1 (PETE) Food/Bev. Containers
Facilities That Manage Plastic #1 (PETE) Food/Bev. Containers
Plane Street DPW Garage
Boonton, NJ 07005
Tel: 973-402-9460 Fax: (973) 263-4725
155 Powerville Road (Behind Municipal Building)
Boonton Twp., NJ 07005
Tel: (973) 402-4024 Fax: (973) 402-4025
99 Summit Avenue
Chatham, NJ 07928
Chatham, NJ 07928
140 Morris Avenue
Denville, NJ 07834
8 Melanie Lane
East Hanover, NJ 07936
Tel: 973-888-6080 Fax: 973-889-3981
Stoney Brook Road
Whippany, NJ 07981
South End of Warren Ave.
Stirling, NJ 07980
Tel: (908) 647-0070 Fax: 908-647-4150
Corner of Station Rd and John Ave.
Madison, NJ 07940
Tel: 973-593-3088 Fax: 973-765-0953
263 Tabor Road (Route 53)
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Tel: (973) 538-2224 Fax: (973) 538-8834
1 Altenbrand Avenue
Mount Arlington, NJ 07856
Tel: (973) 398-4200 Fax: 973-398-3344
Netcong, NJ 07857
Tel: (973) 426-7854 Fax: (973) 347-3020
Pump House Road
(Located off Rt. 46 eastbound)
Parsippany, NJ 07054
Tel: (973) 263-7273 Fax: (973) 263-7373
1345 Sussex Turnpike
Randolph, NJ 07069
103 and 105 Iron Mountain Road
Mine Hill, NJ 07801
Tel: 973-328-7001 Fax: 973-328-7791
65 Mount Hope Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866
540 Green Pond Road
Rockaway, NJ 07866
54 Rock Road
Long Valley, NJ 07853
Tel: 908-876-3382 Fax: (908) 876-5553
North Main and Pine Street (southwest corner)
Wharton, NJ 07885
Tel: (973) 361-8444
Pounds Per Unit Conversions
- Each Pound weighs 1 pounds.
- Each Ton weighs 2000 pounds.