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Join MCMUA Meeting 10/12/2021, 7pm


Resuming Fri, Oct. 1, 2021
Mt. Olive Transfer Station Only:

Submission of Origin and Destination ("O&D") forms will be required when weighing in at the Mt. Olive transfer station scalehouse.

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Mendham Township
Curbside Recycling

The MCMUA provides curbside recycling collection service for Mendham Township residents. Recycling is picked up dual-stream with paper and bottles/cans collected on alternating Mondays. Weeks following a missed collection due to holiday or weather will have both set of materials (paper and bottles/cans) collected on the same day, yet in differnt containers. 0

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

For Mendham Township, the MCMUA collects dual-stream recyclables on with paper and bottle/can collected on alternating Mondays . This means that aluminum, glass bottles and jars, steel cans and plastic containers (#1,#2,#5 only) can be mixed together for collection. In a separate container, place 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 a 50-pound weight limit on each filled recycling container put out at curbside for collection by the MCMUA. We suggest no larger than 32-gallon containers so you don't go above the single container 50-pound limit. Use multiple conatiners for set-outs heavier than 50 pounds.

Mendham Township does not provide a municipal recycling depot where recyclables can be dropped off. If you missed a recycling collection, please hold on to and put out the recyclables during the next available collection.

Aluminum Containers
(Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Rinse thoroughly (no residue allowed) and commingle with other containers.
Glass Containers
(Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Remove lids, rinse the glass and commingle with with other recyclable containers. Put metal lids into container; do not put metal lids back onto glass bottles and jars.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Bottles
(Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable container mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #1 (PETE) Food/Bev. Containers
(Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable container mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Bottles
(Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable container mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #2 (HDPE) Food/Bev. Containers
(Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable container mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Plastic #5 (PP) Food/Bev. Containers
(Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable container mix. Do not put caps/lids back onto bottles. Put caps/lids into the garbage.
Polyboard/Drink Boxes
(Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable container mix.
Steel (Tin) Containers
(Recycling - Commingled Bottles and Cans) Empty, rinse and commingle with recyclable container mix. Aerosol cans must be empty. Remove plastic cap/lids, and put them into the garbage.
Chipboard/Paperboard
(Recycling - Commingled Paper) Recycle with other papers materials. Flatten all boxes. Include beverage carriers, cereal, pasta and facial tissue boxes, paper towel rolls. Do not recycle plastic coated cardboard. If it is really tough to tear the cardboard, it is not recyclable.
Corrugated Cardboard
(Recycling - Commingled Paper) Flatten and mix with other paper recyclables and do not bundle or tie. You can flatten and place many boxes in one corrugated box and set it out for collection next to your container. Do no place loose boxes at the curb..
Newspaper
(Recycling - Commingled Paper) Recycle with other paper materials, and do not tie or bundle.
Shredded Paper
(Recycling - Commingled Paper) If recycling shredded paper with in the MCMUA's dual-stream recycling collection program, the shredded paper must be put into a translucent or clear plastic bag and the bag must be tied closed and then placed with the mixed paper recycling. Shred as little as possible and this is the only permitted acceptance of plastic bags with recycling collection.
Telephone Books
(Recycling - Commingled Paper) Also include paperback or softcover books. Do not include hardcover books..

 
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